Genesis 50:20 – God meant it unto good

Genesis 50:20
But as for you, ye thought evil against me; but God meant it unto good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save much people alive.

-To get angry when we’ve been wronged seems like common sense, but it is instead proof positive that we lack perspective.  Consider the life of Joseph as told in Scripture; there were many who wronged him- his brothers sold him into slavery, Potiphar’s wife accused him of rape, and the king’s chief butler forgot him.  But where others would have only seen the bad, Joseph instead realized that “all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.” (Romans 8:28)  Joseph had peace and forgiveness in his heart because he was less focused on what people were doing in his life and more focused on what God was doing in his life.  We would all do well to follow this example.  God tells us that it is okay to let go of hate and bitterness; so to forgive is not to admit that the person who wronged you is right, it is to admit that God is right.


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