Comparison of Mrs. Potiphar with Mrs. Pilot
By Susan E. Todd

Mrs. PotipharMrs. Pilot
She was a woman of position. Her husband was directly under Pharaoh.She was a woman of position. Her husband was Governor.
Her husband did NOT trust her. He believed Joseph's account of what happened. Her husband trusted her and had confidence in her advice.
She tried to destroy a man named Joseph. She tried to save a Man named Jesus.
She destroyed her relationship with her husband by deceit.She tried to save her husband through her dream.
Joseph was a servant. Joseph is a type of Christ.Jesus Christ came to be a servant. Jesus is the Christ, the Messiah.
She was a scornful woman. She tried to be a helpful woman.
She was lost. She may have been saved

Here we see two women with two vastly different attitudes and motives for their actions. One was cunning and deceitful and full of revenge. The other was compassionate and concerned and tried to help. One was full of the devil and the other was full of the Spirit.

Here we see two women that, for one brief moment in time, hold the life of one man in their hands. They each have a decision to make. One makes the wrong choice and one makes the right choice. Both had the opportunity to keep silent, both chose to speak out. One spoke out for a man's destruction and the other spoke up for a man's salvation.

We will always be faced with two choices. One choice will be for good and for our benefit or the benefit of others. The other choice will lead to sin and separation, suffering and misery, defeat and death. (Matthew 7:13-14) Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.

How we react and what choice we make will be based on our character and the condition of our heart and will determine our future and maybe the future of others.

When someone hurts us, how will we respond? Will we forgive them or will we hold a grudge and be resentful and bitter. Will we seek to destroy them in order to get even?

When someone has been falsely accused and we have it within our power to help will we remain silent and allow their reputation to be destroyed or will we speak out and save them?

Will you be a scorner, going through life, looking to get revenge, like Mrs. Potiphar, or will you try to be a saviour, like Mrs. Pilot, and help others?

This day God is offering you the same challenge He put to the people of Israel back in Deuteronomy 30:15-20, "See, I have set before thee this day life and good, and death and evil; In that I command thee this day to love the LORD thy God, to walk in his ways, and to keep his commandments and his statutes and his judgments, that thou mayest live and multiply: and the LORD thy God shall bless thee in the land whither thou goest to possess it. But if thine heart turn away, so that thou wilt not hear, but shalt be drawn away, and worship other gods, and serve them; I denounce unto you this day, that ye shall surely perish, and that ye shall not prolong your days upon the land, whither thou passest over Jordan to go to possess it. I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live: That thou mayest love the LORD thy God, and that thou mayest obey his voice, and that thou mayest cleave unto him: for he is thy life, and the length of thy days: that thou mayest dwell in the land which the LORD sware unto thy fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give them."

The choice is yours.