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2/4/2009

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God Allows Evil for His Reasons

"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." (Genesis 50:20)

Thrown into a pit.

Bound with rope and sold into slavery in a far-off land.

Sentenced to life in prison for something you didn't do.

Forgotten for two years by the man who promised to help you.

You would probably have a hard time rejoicing if these things happened to you. In fact, you would probably wonder why God allowed all these horrible things to take place in your life.

All these things happened to Joseph – his brothers sold him into slavery, Potiphar threw him into prison for something he didn't do, and for two years the cupbearer forgot to mention Joseph's unfair treatment. But throughout all these events Joseph never said anything against God. He didn't get mad! He didn't get bitter! He didn't even try to seek revenge on his brothers or the other people who harmed him! Joseph understood that God's way of working everything for the good. God even used the evil acts of Joseph's sinful brothers to bring about great good for the entire world.

Wow! Isn't God incredible? He can take the sins of those around you and turn them into something good. We really do have a great God! We should thank God for the painful things that are happening to us and tell Him that we are looking forward to seeing how He is going to use them for His good!

God uses everything – even evil – for His glory.

My Response:
» What hard things are happening in my life?
» Can I trust God to use them to accomplish His good?






Truth In Real Life


Description of God

The King Who Cometh in the Name of the Lord
Luke 19:38 "Saying, Blessed be the King that cometh in the name of the Lord: peace in heaven, and glory in the highest."

 

Question & Answer

QWhy is it so important to know God?

AIt is important to know God because it is only through knowing God that we can become holy in heart and mind like He is.

 

BIG Christian Word

Spiritual Gift - (speer'a-chul gift)

A spiritual gift is an ability that is given by the Holy Spirit and used in any ministry of the church. A spiritual gift is given to a believer when one believes in and accepts Christ. It is not necessarily a talent that one has. This gift is used to encourage and build up the church body. (I Corinthians 12: 4, 8-10) "Now there are diversities (different) of gifts, but the same Spirit. For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit; To another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit; To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another divers (several) kinds of tongues; But all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will."