"Now it would have been easy for Joseph to soothe this man and tell him some sweet little lies. After all, in three days he would be dead, so there would be nothing to answer for in Joseph's case if he lied to him.
There are plenty of people in the pulpits of our churches who are willing to soothe the feelings of spiritually dying men and women, to assure them they are all right. But when you're dealing with matters of eternity, do you really want to go someplace where someone will tell you lies?
The lesson from the dungeon is that if you are going to be the servant of God, you're going to have to tell the truth---the good, the bad, and the ugly---no matter what. And you're going to have to live with the blast furnace of criticism and opposition."