Using Evil

Are there things in this world that bother you? Things that are downright evil? God hates evil, too. Amazingly, he can use evil for good. He takes the things he never wanted, but knew would happen, and decides on a plan before it even happens to harness the bad and accomplish something better.

Want proof? Look at Jesus on the cross. It was the work of wicked men. It was a terrible injustice. But God knew it would happen ahead of time. So he made a plan to harness that evil and accomplish something good. Do you know what that good was? He saved the world by Jesus being punishing and dying in our place. Then he raised Jesus to life again.

It’s something only God can do—know the bad before it happens and figure out a way to use it for ultimate good.

Are there things in this world that bother you? Evil things? God knew about them beforehand. He has a plan to turn them into something better. You can trust that he’ll work through that thing, too. He’ll harness it for ultimate good.

Just like he did with the cross.

“[Jesus] was handed over to you by God’s deliberate plan and foreknowledge; and you, with the help of wicked men, put him to death by nailing him to the cross” (Acts 2:23).

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