Blunder of the Ages meant for evil but God meant for good

Watching the remnants of Tropical Storm Hermine, I am reminded how blessed we have been to escape the brunt of so many bad storms. In fact, most of us see these storms only on TV. Yet, we identify with and feel great sympathy for people that have endured hurricanes, earthquakes, tornados, tsunamis and the like. I cannot explain why such awful things happen, but they do happen. Anyone that reads my blog knows that one of my favorite phrases is God is good. I don’t believe that God is the author of such catastrophes, but He must allow them or they couldn’t happen. Life and death are in His hands alone. No one tops His authority or topples His plans. He is at work bringing good to His people in spite of the storms and through them still accomplishes His purposes.

We know that Satan devised (or thought he devised) the crucifixion of Christ in an attempt to destroy the Son of God and any hope for mankind. The Father in Heaven allowed it, although Satan orchestrated it. Satan served the purpose of God while he meant to thwart it.

God provided salvation to mankind having allowed His Son to pay our sin debt at Calvary, which is exactly opposite from the desired outcome planned by the Evil One. Think of how monumental this mistake of the Evil One, Satan’s blunder of the ages, really was. Satan, through his influence, brought suffering and death to the only One that could defeat him forever. This seemed like a plan that should have worked. God is wiser that Satan.

By paying the debt of sin for the entire population of the world for all time, Jesus satisfied the justice of God. What is this justice? Law demands death for sin, and therefore, God could not justly forgive us for our sins unless this obstacle could be removed. Having satisfied justice by dying to pay the penalty for sin, Jesus Christ effectively removed the obstacle. Justice satisfied by Jesus, God offers forgiveness to all that believe in the name of his Son. Salvation is free to us. Believe and receive.

John 8:36 – If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.

About Carol Ann Ritchey

Life is good because God is good.
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12 Responses to Blunder of the Ages meant for evil but God meant for good

  1. liza says:

    My pastor just finished a study in Ecclesiastes, and one of my favorite lessons is in 6:1-7:14, which was paraphrased thusly: “Don’t trust your eyes (6:1-9), for an unseen power is at work in life (6: 10-12). Choose what is better (7:1-12) and submit to God’s incomprehensible wisdom” (7:13-14).
    The conclusion is what I loved most: God’s incomprehensible wisdom. Accept both “good” and “trouble” from God (for ex, Job). Moses said in Exodus 4:7, “Who gives man his mouth?” God makes crooked things, but think about it as specific tools that are made for a specific purpose. (“What God has made crooked, you cannot straighten”).
    There is a plan in this world, and all of it leads to God and his glory. We cannot connect the dots going forward; but I have loved looking backward and seeing the path I have traveled. God is good, and thank you for sharing 😉


  2. tekia says:

    This is truly a wonderful post Carol 🙂 It is insightful and a blessing to all those who read this. Thank you for posting this!


  3. buttercup600 says:

    I so agree with every word Tekia said, it is truly insightful and you are a blessing to so many….thanks for this and thanks so much for your continued support..always!! Hugs to you my dear friend x


  4. Trisha says:

    just like you i too believe that god is our greatest well wisher, and none loves us more than She does.

    i too think that pain is purifier of our soul. if we take it with grace and humillity we take a step closer to God.

    your posts are simply divine. thanks for sharing them with all of us.



    • Trisha, thank you for visiting and for your kind comment. Yes, God is good, even when it doesn’t feel or look like it. Seasons of distress pass and we see God’s love clearly again. Blessings to you and love…


  5. Bonnie says:

    What a beautiful beautiful well-written post Carol Ann. I’m bookmarking this one for a future read and even something to pass along to friends and family. Such a glorious description.


  6. Jingle says:

    cute words for your loving God…
    well written and very convincing!


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