Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Genesis 50:20

Cliff Lukaye - Daily Bible Verse - Genesis 50:20

Genesis 50:20 (NIV)

You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives.

God Intends Good For You

As a child of God (John 1:12), your response (or reaction) to evil (or challenges) should be motivated by the fact that God's intentions are always good (Romans 8:28). This requires your acknowledgement of God's sovereignty and total surrender to His will. It is undoubtedly understanding that out of evil, God will deliver salvation (good) to many (a pointer to the sacrifice of Jesus on the cross).

Therefore, evil, and evil plotters, commonly motivated by jealousy, cannot overrun God and His grace that assures us of His goodness (Isaiah 54:16-17 and Jeremiah 29:11). Whatever evil you shall face, do not lose heart or contend with the evil plotters. Rest in the assurance that God will be glorified in the good that He will bring out of the same.

Prayer

Lord God, I thank for Your good intentions towards me and the evil that is or will be planned against me. Indeed You are a sovereign God, who reigns from the most high throne! I worship You and pray this in Jesus Christ's Name, Amen.

Genesis 50:20 in other Bible Translations and Versions

King James Bible (KJV)
But as for you, ye thought evil against me; but God meant it unto good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save much people alive.

New Living Translation (NLT)
You intended to harm me, but God intended it all for good. He brought me to this position so I could save the lives of many people.

English Standard Version (ESV)
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.

The Message (MSG)
Don't you see, you planned evil against me but God used those same plans for my good, as you see all around you right now - life for many people.

New American Standard Bible (NASB)
"As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good in order to bring about this present result, to preserve many people alive.

Amplified Bible (AMP)
As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good in order to bring about this present outcome, that many people would be kept alive [as they are this day].

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