You intended to harm me, but God intended it all for good. -Genesis 50:20a NLT
Such was the response of Joseph to his brothers who sold him into slavery and lied to their father.
A few questions and thoughts for your consideration:
- Did Joseph’s brothers sin? My take is that they most certainly did.
- Did God cause Joseph’s brother’s to sin? My take is that He most certainly did not.
- If Joseph’s brothers did not sin and sell him into slavery could God have accomplished His plans another way? My take is that He could, and would, have if the brothers’ evil sin did not get in His way.
Help us Lord to be vessels that you work through instead of obstacles that you work around.
... this devotion is part of an ongoing series on words in the bible.