“And it came to pass, as she spake to Joseph day by day, that he hearkened not unto her, to lie by her, or to be with her. 11And it came to pass about this time, that Joseph went into the house to do his business; and there was none of the men of the house there within. 12And she caught him by his garment, saying, Lie with me: and he left his garment in her hand, and fled, and got him out.” Gen. 39:10-12
Just to expound on the statement I made yesterday about Joseph running from himself. Of course Joseph was running from Potiphar’s wife. Yet every one of us understands that we have that sinful nature that still hangs around. The sinful nature, when confronted by temptation, will give into that temptation if it entertains it and doesn’t flee from it. Every time you have been tempted and you immediately ignored it, denied it, fled from it or asked the Lord to strengthen you, you in a sense have run from it. So the point I was making was Joseph was running from the temptation so he would not give into it.