Joseph And Character Traits
Having character is important in anyone's life. Joseph was a man who exemplified character by going through many trials and tribulations. We can all learn from his life to better our own.
One was Joseph displayed good character was respect, when Potiphar's wife tried to get him to lie with her he refused (Genesis 39:8-12). By refusing the offer Joseph showed how much respect he had for Potiphar, himself, and God. He also respects Potiphar's decision to put him in a prison and did not try to prove Potiphar's wife wrong (Genesis 39:20-23). One can learn from this by knowing to respect those who are in command of you or whom you are to obey, such as parents, teachers, and elders.
Another trait Joseph portrayed was responsibility. He had responsibility by being the head slave in the prison (Genesis 39:23). He also had responsibility when he became second in command of Egypt (Genesis 41:40). Responsibility is something everyone needs, having responsibility means that you are able to take care of things no matter what pressure you are under. Having responsibility will also help others trust you.
A further character trait Joseph shows in the Bible is perseverance. He never seemed to lose his faith in the Lord (Genesis 37-50). Also, he continued to help people no matter what the circumstance. Such as helping the Pharaoh interpret his dreams (Genesis 41:25-32). I learned from this to never give up.
Yet another trait Joseph showed was how he cared for Benjamin and the rest of his brothers. He gave them back their silver (Genesis 42:27-28). He wept after seeing Benjamin (Genesis 43:30). Caring for people is good because you would want them to care for you.
A different character trait Joseph portrays is self-discipline. He did not sleep with Potiphars wife (Genesis 39:8-12). And he yields from killing or getting revenge on his brothers for what they did to him (Genesis 42). One can learn from this