“Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times things that are not yet done, saying “My counsel shall stand and I will do My pleasure,” – Isaiah 46:10
I was watching a movie: It was an elaborate set up designed to convince a traitor – and the audience – he was safe and successful. And it looked real. It looked like a bank robbery, looked like the agents died, looked like he had gotten the money. Then POOF. The agents come back from the dead – with the bad guys who robbed the place – to arrest him. And, oh, he doesn’t have the money – in fact, he never did.
The traitor thought he understood the situation. Seen it all. Knew what was going on. And was one step ahead of everyone else: But he didn’t and he wasn’t. The agents knew the situation and understood what was truly happening. Like me and God.
In life, I often think I see the whole situation and have got it sorted. Only to find out, I don’t and never did. In my limited perspective, I only see what my mind is prepared to see and nothing more. Unless God chooses to reveal it to me, I can’t see His underlying purposes or even glimpse His master plan. This is why Paul says we walk by faith not by sight (2 Corinthians 5:7). In other words, we chose to live in humble trust of God. Because even when I think I see clearly, God has ways of showing me just how little I truly understand.
But I do get one thing: The bad guys always lose.
Come with me as we grow in fellowship with each other and our Savior to whom belongs the Amazing Escape from sin and death and the Amazing Journey into glorious life.