Lecture 1



The First Principle

Nature Of Temptation

Matt.   26

Genesis 39

Scheme of Temptation

Excuses for Sin

Strength of Temptation

Character of Potiphar's Wife

Review Directives

part 8
The Character of Potiphar’s wife

Consider for a moment her character.  She was immodest.   She would not obey the command or precept of having a shamefaced approach.  As the New Testament Greek uses the word shamefacedness for women, i.e. a bashful approach before men, she rather would be familiar and open and with an impudent face.  She was crafty and was determined to catch her prey.  We live in the 20th Century.  Because of the toleration of open and gross wickedness by both the masses and the church modesty is a thing of antiquity.  Today we have become so blind and so hard to wickedness.  Modesty is a forgotten concept and a dead reality.   What we call modest today, would be called harlotry in the days of Joseph.

My friends, she was immodest.  Any women that can openly say to a man "lie with me"  is immodest at best, and an harlot at worst.   She would use her physical appeal, her female beauty, and her soft speech as a device for craft and deceit.  But these are the very things God has given her to spend upon her husband.   Not another man.  She, therefore in all of this sin, used the gifts of God for wickedness.  No longer honoring the use of her body, which would be a command of God, only for her husband, she would rather bring scandal and shame to herself, her sex, and her husband, by rebelling against the perfect rule of God.  She, like Eve, yielding to temptation, now herself becoming the temptress.




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