(37) GOD CAN USE THE WICKED CHOICES OF MEN FOR MUCH GOOD.

37. GOD CAN USE THE WICKED CHOICES OF MEN FOR MUCH GOOD.
Genesis 45:5 – “But now, do not therefore be grieved or angry with yourselves because you sold me here; for God sent me before you to preserve life.”
This is one of the most amazing lessons of Genesis to me. In fact, it is one of the most incredible lessons we can see from the Scriptures, period. How God, in His great wisdom and providence, can see the future and know how it will unfold based upon the free will decisions of human beings, and then use those decisions (good or bad) to accomplish His will is beyond amazing to me (cf. 50:20)! Joseph’s understanding of this principle no doubt helped him not bear a grudge against his brothers, and it can help us do the same.

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