Tuesday, September 17, 2019
How to Be a Faithful Servant. Essay -- World Literature
In the story of Joseph (Genesis 37, 39-46), Joseph himself is considered a faithful servant. He follows all of Gods rules, laws, and orders precisely. In his lifetime Joseph encounters some hard times, but he triumphs in the end. A faithful servant must always consider what is required of he or she, how he or she will respond to being tested, if he or she plan on being rewarded, and what it means to be a faithful servant. In the end, a truly faithful servant must ask himself or herself how appealing a job it really is. Being faithful means putting all your trust in something. A servant serves others. So, the question is, what does it take to be a faithful servant? In Genesis, Joseph is the epitome of a faithful servant. He was a faithful servant to the Lord as well as to his masters. It is evident that he was a faithful servant to the Lord by the way he responded to all of his encounters during hard times. Joseph shows these faithful skills from the instant in which he is sold by his brothers to the time that he is put into jail. Joseph never once turned his back or lost his faith in the Lord. A great example of his endless devotion is shown in the following quote: "And it came to pass after these things, that his master's wife cast her eyes upon Joseph; and she said, lie with me. But he refused, and said unto his masters wife, Behold, my master wotteh not what is with me in the house, and he hath committed all that he hath to my hand; there is none greater in this house than I; neither hath he kept back any thing from me but thee, because thou art his wife: how then can I do this great wickedness, and sin against God"(68)? This quotation ill ustrates Joseph's faithfulness not only to God but also to his master. The end result ... ...ions along their way to prosperity. As long as they always remember to put their faith first, then they are often times happy with their life. A true servant's only job is to serve someone. For most people, it is not appealing, but for some, it is a rewarding lifestyle. Being a faithful servant requires a special person, one who is willing to do a lot of work for little or no reward. A faithful servant is required of different kinds of work, occasionally testing their mental, physical, and spiritual abilities. He or she also must always realize they times often are not going to be rewarded for their hard work. Some people, like Joseph, being a faithful servant is what they are born to do, and it is the only thing that they know. Works Cited Page Lawall, Sarah. (Ed.). (2002). The Norton Anthology of World Literature (Vol. A). New York: W.W. Norton & Company.