Now Joseph was well-built and handsome, and after a while his master’s wife took notice of Joseph and said, “Come to bed with me!” But he refused. “With me in charge,” he told her, “my master does not concern himself with anything in the house; everything he owns he has entrusted to my care. 9 No one is greater in this house than I am. My master has withheld nothing from me except you, because you are his wife. How then could I do such a wicked thing and sin against God?” 1 And though she spoke to Joseph day after day, he refused to go to bed with her or even be with her.
How does a man stand up under repeated attacks on his integrity? Joseph is an excellent example. He was a man who was far away from his home country, his people, and everything that would have represented accountability. In the midst of temptation, Joseph did not waiver. In front of him was an enticing offer that did not cause him to stumble in the least. Day after day the unavoidable wife of his master continue to try and wear him down.
The lesson to learn from this man of integrity is to ground your integrity in the surest of foundations. Joseph's integrity had nothing to do with where he came from and what his community might say. Integrity was not based on his master being present to supervise him. Joseph's integrity was founded on God. He had to obey God. If your integrity were tested, where would it fail? Consider making God the foundation of your integrity. Build on that foundation with accountability. Let your desire to honor Him fuel your steadfast commitment to integrity.
DO THIS TODAY: Let God be your integrity foundation.