God uses the wrong roads to get us to the right places
Gen. 38:26 –
“Judah…said, ‘She is more righteous than I, since I did not give her to my son…”
…He was in the house of his Egyptian master. His master saw that the Lord was with him and that the Lord caused all that he did to succeed in his hands. So, Joseph found favor in his sight and attended him, and he made him overseer of his house and put him in charge of all that he had. From the time that he made him overseer in his house and over all that he had, the Lord blessed the Egyptian's house for Joseph's sake; the blessing of the Lord was on all that he had, in house and field. So, he left all that he had in Joseph's charge, and because of him he had no concern about anything but the food he ate.
Jospeh used power without abusing power
Now Joseph was handsome in form and appearance. And after a time, his master's wife cast her eyes on Joseph and said, “Lie with me.” But he refused and said to his master's wife, “Behold, because of me my master has no concern about anything in the house, and he has put everything that he has in my charge. He is not greater in this house than I am, nor has he kept back anything from me except you, because you are his wife. How then can I do this great wickedness and sin against God?” And as she spoke to Joseph day after day, he would not listen to her, to lie beside her or to be with her.
Jospeh can run from Potiphar's wife, because he is running to Someone better
Long-term self control comes from heart power instead of will power
Gen. 39:20a –
And Joseph's master took him and put him into the prison…
But the Lord was with Joseph and showed him steadfast love and gave him favor in the sight of the keeper of the prison.