a. Desire turns to hatred. Potiphar’s wife is a perfect example of how the sinful desires of the heart work. When it is tempted it will stop at nothing to get it. But if it can’t get it, then it will turn and seek to destroy the very thing the heart desired. Seeing Joseph fleeing from her, and his garment in her hand, her mind turns from desire to hatred and she immediately calls the other servants into the room and falsely accuses Joseph of trying to take advantage of her. We need to listen to Jeremiah here. “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately sick; who can understand it?” Potiphar’s wife is an example of why the Disney philosophy of “just follow your heart,” is so dangerous. b. You did this. Before we move on, we need to see one more thing. Why was Potiphar’s wife so quickly taken by Joseph? Because she already despised her husband. You can see it in what she says. “He brought among us a Hebrew to laugh at us.” “The Hebrew servant, whom you have brought among us.” She blames everything upon her husband. It’s not her fault and it’s not Joseph’s fault. It’s Potiphar’s fault, of course. She sounds like Adam, “It was the woman who you gave to me.” This is a warning to the married couples to guard your relationships. Don’t allow bitterness to grow between you or you might regret it.