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You Meant it for Evil, but God Meant it for Good!

You Meant it for Evil, but God Meant it for Good!

Adrian Holloway on January 8, 2011 with 0 Comments

You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives. (Genesis 50:20) OK, let’s say, we are worried that something bad is going to happen. Now let’s imagine the worst, it does! In the book of Genesis lots of bad things happen to Joseph. His brothers want to kill him. They sell him as a slave. He gets falsely accused of rape. He spends the best years of his life in prison. Yet this verse says that even in these circumstances, what his brothers meant for evil, God meant for good. God worked through all those circumstances so that Joseph was perfectly positioned during years of famine to save the family of Israel. Can you think of anything in your past that felt bad at the time, but now, looking back, you are grateful that it happened? Even when adversity comes, God is still with us, working for our good.