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Today’s 333 Devotional: “God’s Purpose Will Prevail”
God will prevail; in fact, His purpose will prevail no matter how much we would like it to be different.
When Jesus stood before Pontius Pilate, Pilate found nothing wrong, certainly nothing worthy of death, especially the horrific death of crucifixion. Bringing Jesus before His accusers, Pilate said,
“You have brought this Man to me, as one who misleads the people. And indeed, having examined Him in your presence, I have found no fault in this Man concerning those things of which you accuse Him; no, neither did Herod, for I sent you back to him; and indeed nothing deserving of death has been done by Him.” (Luke 23:14-15)
But Jesus’ accusers cried out even louder, “Crucify Him, crucify Him.” (Luke 23:21)
When Pilate wanted to have him beaten and released it says, “(They) were insistent, demanding with loud voices that He be crucified. And the voices of these men and of the chief priests prevailed.” (Luke 23:23)
Consider Joseph who was sold into slavery by His brothers. After their father’s death his brothers came begging for their lives. Joseph, however, said to them: “But as for you, you meant evil against me; but God meant it for good, in order to bring it about as it is this day, to save many people alive.” (Genesis 50:20)
God’s purpose will prevail.
The night before His crucifixion Jesus prayed, “Father, if it is Your will, take this cup away from Me; nevertheless not My will, but Yours, be done.” (Luke 22:42)
No matter how hard we may pray, no matter what we do, or others do to us, for us, or against us, God’s purpose will prevail. So instead of fighting God, join with Him. Be like Jesus and pray, “Lord, you know what I want, but may Your will be done in my life and in this situation.”
Is there something that you are fighting God about? To find peace pray, “Not my will, but Your will be done.”
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