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of adversity consider. Let not beauty be your ruin. It often is a snare to those who possess it. Let young men who are handsome not presume upon their beauty. Let them not be proud of it, let them not use it as a snare to draw others to sin. Many have fair faces bat wicked hearts.. VI. CATECHETICAL QUESTIONS.
1. Who was it that bought Joseph ? Potiphar, an officer of Pharoah.
2. What was Potiphar? Captain of the Guard.
3. Who was it that was with Joseph? The Lord was with Joseph.
4. And what was the consequence of the Lord's being with him? He was a prosperous Man.
5. What is meant by the Lord's being with Joseph? The Lord blessed Joseph and gave
6. When his Master saw that the Lord was with him, what did he do? Made him overseer over his house and all that he had.
7. What is an overseer? One that overlooks others.
3. After Potiphar had made Joseph overseer, what
what was the consequence? The Lord bles sed the Egyptian's house for Joseph's sake, and the blessing of the Lord was upon all that he had in the house and in the field.
9. What is here said of Joseph's person? And Joseph was a goodly person and well favored. VII. PRACTICAL ADDRESS.
Joseph's Brethren stripped him of his coat of many colours, but could not take away from him the wisdom and grace which God gave him. You may be separated from your parents, but none can separate you fromth presence of your heavenly Father. If God is with you, you will be happy and contented in every situation. It is God alone that can prosper what we do. We can do nothing without him. If he withholds his blessings, what we do will be a curse and a loss to us. Industry and honesty is the way to thrive and get forward in the world. It is the blessing of the Lord that maketh rich. We ought to shew favour to those, with whom we behold the presence of God. He that is faithful in little, will be faithful in much. It is a great relief to men in business when they
have trusty servants. Good servants may be blessings in the places which they fill. Here is a wicked family blessed for the sake of a good servant. Let all servants imitate Joseph's prudence, faithfulness and humility. Let not beauty become a snare to you.
For a Servant.
LET Servants who their Master love
And know that all must serve the Lord,
Yet I would bless thy holy name,
For thou for ever art the same,
Prosper my way and keep my heart,
Bless thou the Master whom I serve,
And let my fellow servants learn,
To seek the Saviour's face.
May I remember thou art near,
Help me to keep my conscience clear,
And fear to tell a lie.
For Christ assumed a servant's form,
That he for man might die;
The pious servant may rejoice,
His Master lives on higli.
JOSEPH IN PRISON.
GEN: 39. 20. And Joseph's Master took him and put into the prison, a place where the King's prisoners were bound: and he was there in prison.
THERE are many changes in this world. It was but a little while ago that you heard that Potiphar made Joseph overseer over his house and all that he had, and now we read that he put him in prison. How is this; surely Joseph has not robbed his Master. Surely he has not beat his fellow servants. No, he was falsely accused of breaking the Seventh Commandment; and lecause he would not do it, he was accused of a crime which he had not committed, and when enticed to sin, he had nobly replied, "How can I do this great wickedness, and sin against God." Did you ever say so when you were enticed to commit sin. Hear the words of Solomon: My son, if sinners entice thee, consent thou not. Joseph would not consent to sin.