However, one day, when he went into the house to do his work, and none of the men living in the house was there indoors, she grabbed him by his robe and said, “Sleep with me!” But he fled, leaving his robe in her hand, and got himself outside. When she saw that he had left his robe in her hand and had escaped, she called the men of her house and said to them, “Look at this! My husband brought in a Hebrew to make fools of us. He came in and wanted to sleep with me, but I yelled out loudly. When he heard me yelling like that, he left his robe with me and ran out.”
Never should two people of the opposite sex be left alone together outside of marriage. It gives way to the possibility of sexual assault or as in Yosef’s case sexual slander which led to his imprisonment. Lord in this world of so much pain give us wisdom to stay apart from such folly. I ask this in Yeshua’s name amen.
14 Then the descendants of Yosef spoke to Y’hoshua; they said, “Why have you given me only one lot and only one portion to inherit? After all, I am a great people, since Adonai has blessed me so.” 15 Y’hoshua answered them, “If you are a great people, go up to the forest, and clear land for yourself there in the territory of the P’rizi and the Refa’im — since the hills of Efrayim don’t give you enough space.” 16 The descendants of Yosef replied, “The hills won’t be enough for us; and all the Kena‘ani living in the valleys have iron chariots — both those in Beit-Sh’an and its villages and those in the Yizre‘el Valley.” 17 Then Y’hoshua said to the house of Yosef, to both Efrayim and M’nasheh, “You are a great people with much power; you will not have only one lot, 18 but the hills too will be yours. Although it is a forest, you will clear it, and the resulting open land will be yours. You will drive out the Kena‘ani, even though they have iron chariots and are strong.”
Anything that is given to me has the value the giver placed on it, anything I earned has the value I put into it. The decendants of Yosef were looking for more handouts not realizing Adonai had already have them victory of the would but trust and do the work. Lord let me see all opportunities You give me and give me the discernment to execute correctly and quickly.
6 Brothers, suppose someone is caught doing something wrong. You who have the Spirit should set him right, but in a spirit of humility, keeping an eye on yourselves so that you won’t be tempted too. 2 Bear one another’s burdens — in this way you will be fulfilling the Torah’s true meaning, which the Messiah upholds.
Correction is never easy, and when I have had to receive it the shame of knowing others know of my sin made it difficult to receive. Yet my parents, leaders and brothers who have corrected me, praise God, did so as Sha’ul describes, not gloating or with superiority to crush me but with care and humility to lift me up to be a better person. Thank you Abba for all the living ox goads You have put in my life. Amen.
15 For this community there will be the same law for you as for the foreigner living with you; this is a permanent regulation through all your generations; the foreigner is to be treated the same way before Adonai as yourselves. 16 The same Torah and standard of judgment will apply to both you and the foreigner living with you.’”
God’s Word is for everyone and will be applied to everyone equally. To the Jew first and then to the Nations. Why the Jews first, because Adonai picked them to be a priestly nation to lead the rest of the world to Him. Does that make the rest of us any less, no because Adonai said it is equall for all. As Sha’ul said trust in Yeshua’s sacrifice fulfills Torah and brings us in as joint heirs to the nationstate of Israel. Thank You Abba for giving us a word that stands as the rule for all.