Sunday, March 09, 2014
Read: 1Thess. 2:13-18
“Wherefore we would have come unto you, even I Paul, once and again; but Satan hindered us” (1Thes. 2:18).
Does it disturb you to read that a servant of God can be blocked by the devil from doing what he believes to be the will of God? If it does, remember that nothing happens without God’s knowledge, nor contrary to His direct or permissive will. The devil’s hindering of Paul, resulted in great benefit to Christians. Because the apostle couldn’t speak to the Thessalonians personally, he wrote them this epistle which is a source of rich blessing and comfort to believers down through the centuries.
Joseph’s brothers feared that he would seek revenge, but he said, “Ye thought evil against me; but God meant it unto good, to bring it to pass, as it is this day, to save much people alive” (Gen. 50:20).
It is a comfort to know that nothing happens apart from the will of our heavenly Father! He is all-wise, all-knowing and all-powerful. Under God’s sovereign control, evil can be turned around to accomplish His good purposes. God can bring showers of blessing out of storms of adversity.
Prayer: Dear Father, I ask that you turn my present predicament around for my good in Jesus name. Amen.
PEACE ON EARTH!
(From ‘The Voice of Christ Today, 2014 Edition’ Daily Inspiration for Personal and Family Devotion, Page 74. A publication of The World International Sacred Peace Movement, Grouped Soul).