But he said no. “My master has put me in charge,” he told her. “Now he doesn’t have to worry about anything in the house. He trusts me to take care of everything he owns. Genesis 39:8
The taunting question is can you be trusted? What is trust? According to the Mariam-Webster's dictionary, Trust is a belief that someone or something is reliable, good, honest, effective, etc. So how you know that you are reliable, good, honest and effective, is by the level of conviction that you have. A lot of people do not careless what lack of trust can do in their lives. They do whatever they want whenever and with whomever they please. In the scripture above, Joseph was the master caretaker of his master Portiphar. His wife took an interest in Joseph and wanted him for herself. David, with a high level of conviction and decency, refused her several times and said that in verse 9 "No one in this house is in a higher position than I am. My master hasn’t held anything back from me, except you. You are his wife. So how could I do an evil thing like that? How could I sin against God?”
That is the question I would like to pose to you, why would you do things that would make you sin against God. Why would you want to break the trust of those that care about you. Why would a spouse want to break the trust of the other. Once trust is broken in a relationship, it is by the grace of God that such relationship last. So what level of conviction do you have? Do you lie just to get what you want? Husbands do you break your wife's trust by having a relationship outside your marriage and wife's do you dishonor your husband because of a moment of vulnerability? In what ever you do, do not loose the trust that is bonding relationships together. Be honest and be the light in the midst of darkness. Choose to do what is right at all times and respect others by being honest. In doing so, you're increasing your value and and how you are being perceived.