INTEGRITY ATTRACTS FAVOUR
The word favour has been defined in different ways. Some see favour as getting good things that are not deserved. Favour has been seen as restoration of what has been lost in the past. Some have defined favour as preference or support received over and above others. Favour has also been defined as a kind action. Let us learn how Joseph shows that a life of integrity attracts favour from God and from man.
At Home: "Joseph, his seventeen- year- old son, was taking care of the flocks with his brothers. Now he was a youngster working with the sons of Bilhah and Zilpah, his father’s wives. Joseph brought back a bad report about them to their father. Now Israel loved Joseph more than all his sons because he was a son born to him late in life, ..." Genesis 37:2-3a. His father preferred him to the other children. Joseph could not stand evil men. He revealed all such wrong doings of his brothers to his father. His Father loved him not just because of his beloved wife, Rachel, but also because Joseph was never part of the sins of his siblings and exposed all such works of darkness. Consequently, he received favour from his father.