Devotional – Simple Arithmetic

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.  Genesis 50:20 ESV

 
Recently my son asked me to help him with his math homework.  He was having difficulty correctly calculating the total cost of purchasing several hypothetical items.  Looking over the problem it quickly became clear what was wrong: he forgot to include sales tax in his calculation.  The lesson was clear: failure to include all of the factors in an equation will result in a wrong answer.

When considering the evil acts his brothers perpetrated against him Joseph found purpose and meaning. How? He remembered to include God in his calculation!  “But God meant it for good.”

Failure to include all of the factors in a mathematical equation always leads to a wrong answer. Failure to include God in your search for meaning and purpose in life will always result in disappointment and grief.

As you go through your day today remember God has a plan and a purpose for good.

———

Editorial note: Originally published October 21, 2015 at assemblyHUB.com

 

Comments are closed.