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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Original Idea

"Caiaphas was the one who had advised the Jewish leaders that it would be good if one man died for the people" (John 18:14).

How funny it is, when we think we have come up with an original idea when it involves the plans and will of God.  Caiaphas was the high priest at the time of the life of Jesus, and was ever so eager to find a way that would see to it that Jesus was destroyed, and that he wouldn't be blamed for wrong doing.  Caiaphas, thinking himself so clever, suggested the benefit of having one man die for the people.  Though his motivation was devious, his idea wasn't quite as original as he would have liked to have taken credit for.

Before Caiaphas thought it was a good idea for his reasons, the Father had chosen Jesus to come and die for the people long before time had begun.  God had a plan.  He thought of it first!  And, He though it all the way through!  He set things in motion in order that Jesus would do exactly what He came to do.  It didn't matter that Caiaphas though he was calling the shots.  He, though he knew it not at the time, was actually being used as a part of God's plan!  He was only playing into the hand of the One who was holding it all together.

You can trust that God's got it all under control on your behalf as well.  When the enemy of your soul attacks, he's only playing into God's sovereign plan.  No, it's not God's plan for the tragedies and troubles to be a part of your life, but He will use everyone of them for your good and for His glory.  No weapon formed against you will prosper!  What the enemy would use to destroy you, God will turn it for you good, because God work all things together for your good.  God thought of it first!

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