MORNING MEDITATION

“Whatever The Evil Plans Of Man, It Is Always In God’s Plan!”

Share on facebook
Facebook
Share on google
Google+
Share on twitter
Twitter
Share on linkedin
LinkedIn

“Whatever The Evil Plans Of Man, It Is Always In God’s Plan!”(Gen,45:1-15).
The psalmist rejoices that his cup overflows and that God prepares a table for him in the presence of his enemies(Ps.23). As a matter of fact, God even uses the enemies to prepare the table and he makes sure that they share the table with you.
There is no better way for God to humiliate your enemies than to sit them at your table where you are head.
The story of Joseph, the eleventh son of Jacob is a demonstration of how God turns everything around for the good of those who trust in him and who have been called according to his purpose.
When Joseph, the prime minister of Egypt revealed his identity to his brothers, he said among other things:“…do not be distressed and do not be angry with yourselves for selling me here, because it was to save lives that God sent me ahead of you…God sent me ahead of you to preserve for you a remnant on earth and to save your lives by a great deliverance. So then, it was not you who sent me here, but God…”
They story of Joseph who is the prototype of Jesus teaches us “never to hate those who may beat their chest and say, ‘We have dealt with her/him!'”
Joseph put this to his brothers with profundity:“You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of lives”(Gen.50:20).
Selling Joseph to Egypt, just like the cross of Jesus was a demonstration of evil human intentions, but it failed woefully! His brothers tried to eliminate him, just like Jesus’ enemies wanted to eliminate him, but they failed! It turned out for the good of many. And just like Joseph forgave his brothers, so too Jesus while on the cross prayed,“Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing”(Lk.23:34).
In fact, enemies never know what they are doing; because if they did, they wouldn’t do it. Thank God for hiding the future but making sure that in all things he “works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose”(Rom.8:28).
Try not to plot the downfall of others. Do not hate those who plot evil against you; they act in ignorance, but according to God’s purpose. Learn to forgive them!
Prayer of the week: Father, like Joseph give me a forgiving heart so that I can tell my brothers,“it was not you who sent me here, but God.” Amen!
Welcome back to a new working day and week! Have a blessed day and week! Peace be with you!
Rev. Babila Fochang.

Share on facebook
Facebook
Share on google
Google+
Share on twitter
Twitter
Share on linkedin
LinkedIn

JOIN OUR NEWS LETTER

“Don’t Cry!”

“Don’t Cry!”(Lk.7:11-17).The Lord Jesus Christ enters a town; he sees a funeral procession. It is the lone son of a widow that has died. “When

Read More »