Today's devotion is based on the Old Testament reading for this past Sunday where we read in Genesis 50:20, “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.”
Joseph is in a sense a foreshadowing of Jesus in this respect. Despite everything that had happened in the long saga that was Joseph’s life, he was able to say that God had sent him ahead into Egypt, to save life, not to destroy it. It was not the jealousy and betrayal of his brothers that had carried him there, but the hand of God.
We see in Jesus, the fulfillment of God’s plan. By the cross, God used the evil and godless actions of wicked people to establish his kingdom in the death and resurrection of his Son to save those who accept Jesus as their Savior.
Please pray with me: Dearest Father, thank you that your sovereign power is such that you use even the works of evil for your purpose. Thank you for the blessing of knowing you are working all things together for the good of your people. In Christ’s name. Amen.