You meant it for evil, but God meant it for good.

As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good, to bring it about that many people should be kept alive, as they are today.

★ Genesis 50:20

Application: Whatever evil it is, whether evil that someone else meant for you, or even evil that you meant for yourself, it’s not beyond God’s sovereignty.  God designs and permits all things for his own Glory.  Whatever situation I may be in, I can rest assured that God will use this situation to be glorified in my life.  The best example is the cross.  Jesus Christ, God’s own son, suffering and tortured, taking the punishment like a criminal for all our sins, even though he himself was a perfect, blameless prince.  But he did not suffer outside the sovereignty of the Father, rather it was center of the Father’s will that he did so and “it pleased the father to crush him“.  The suffering of Jesus Christ was a climax of the Glory of God in history.  It was Christ’s understanding of this that strengthened him in faith to carry on through the suffering.  Knowing that God would be glorified and he himself would be justified.  PTL.

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