Elder Wirthlin highlights the integrity of Joseph and the blessings it brought during his lifetime. In what ways do you demonstrate integrity in your own life? How has living with integrity been a blessing to you?
21 But the Lord was with Joseph, and shewed him mercy, and gave him favour in the sight of the keeper of the prison.
Joseph, the son of Jacob, was a model of integrity… Joseph’s integrity placed him among the greatest of our Heavenly Father’s sons. He did what was right and good; he was trustworthy and incorruptible, self-disciplined never to violate a trust.
Because of his integrity and righteousness, Joseph was favored and blessed of the Lord in every circumstance. His life is evidence that “all things work together for good to [those who] love God.” His example is especially pertinent to us because most members of the Church have descended from his loins…
Through Joseph, the Lord preserved the children of Israel and provided a place in Egypt for them to flourish and increase.
This story is well known, but I urge you to read it again, focusing your attention on the integrity of Joseph and on the blessings it brought to him. He became the birthright son in the house of Israel and received an inheritance in the lands of the Americas. The Lord permitted him to prophesy of Moses, who would deliver the children of Israel out of Egypt, and of Joseph Smith, the prophet of the restoration of the gospel in the latter days.
Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin