For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us.
When Joseph was at Potiphar's house, the Text tells us that, Adonai was with Joseph, and he became a successful man, and he was in the house of his Egyptian master. His master saw that Adonai was with him and that Adonai caused all that he did to succeed in his hands. So Joseph found favor in his sight and attended him, and he made him overseer of his house and put him in charge of all that he had (Genesis.39:2-4).
When in the prison, the jailor noticed the same the same things about the patriarch and he put Joseph in charge of the jail. It's almost like Joseph heard the Words of the Master, Purchase friends for yourselves with Mamon of wrongdoing, so that when it is finished they will take you into eternal dwellings (Luke 16:9).
Through all his ordeals, Joseph's life under servitude remains an example to us all. His attitude was nothing short of divine. He never indulged in thoughts of revenge, sullenness, hatred, or anger. When he later saw his brothers (who probably thought he would use his position of Viceroy of Egypt to exact vengeance upon them) he told them, Don't be sad that you sold me into slavery here … because it was God who sent me ahead of you to preserve life … God sent me ahead of you to ensure that you will have descendants on earth and to save your lives in a great deliverance (Genesis 45: 5-7). In everything that happened to him, Joseph understood that the problems in his life were not the fault of his brothers or his father, but that they were the will of God in order to prepare him for the greater destiny of saving the world.
Yeshua, our Beloved Master also was sold by his brothers and was put in charge of the Gentiles. Later He will return and like Joseph He will also unveil His identity to His brothers and tell them not to fear, that He did not come to exact vengeance upon them but to save them.
And what does this teach us? In spite of our many problems, may we also refuse to indulge in thoughts of revenge, sullenness, hatred, or anger. May we learn that our lives are the result of God's ultimate unfailing plan, and that as we learn the lessons in the 'school of hard knocks', we are getting prepared for our glorious destiny in the World to Come.
May if be soon Abba, even in our days!