Seventh Commandment (Discussion Questions)

Categories: Ten Commandments (6-10)

Read Genesis 39:1-20

  • Why did Joseph's brothers throw him in a pit?
  • What happened when Joseph was in the pit?
  • Who took him out?
  • Who sold him as a slave in Egypt?
  • Who bought him?
  • Up to this point, Joseph is a teenager. His mother is dead, his brothers almost killed him, his father thinks he is dead. What would have been wrong if Joseph gave into the temptations of Potiphar's wife?
  • Wouldn't Joseph have been justified if he'd given into Potiphar's wife?
  • What was Joseph's response to her?
  • Why wouldn't she leave him alone?
  • Did he do the right thing by running out of his robe?
  • Why did Potiphar's wife lie about Joseph's actions?
  • Which commandments did she break?
  • Did Joseph break any commandments?
  • Why wasn't it fair for him to be thrown in jail?
  • How did Joseph react to this injustice?
  • Which qualities would you use to describe Joseph?
  • Would you hire Joseph to work for you? Why or why not?
  • Why does God want us to keep promises?
  • Which promises do you keep?
  • How does it help us when we keep our promises to God?
  • Is it ever right to break a promise?