I was reading a commentary about the birth of Jesus and Herod’s attempt to find Jesus and kill Him, and this statement jumped out at me: “Thus are the very errors and crimes and cold indifferences of men all overruled.” Isn’t that encouraging? We know that Jesus and His family did escape Herod’s trap. As God’s Word states, “The heart of man plans his way, but the LORD establishes his steps.” Proverbs 16:9
Beyond The Pale
The pervasive pettiness that permeates our institutions is beyond the pale. Treachery and vile accusations have always been go-to tools for those that have no fear of God. My statement is not specific to politics, for I see this problem within both the public and private sectors. Nevertheless, it is heartening that schemers can make their plans, but it is God’s will that prevails. We see this in James 4:13-15:
Come now, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go into such and such a town and spend a year there and trade and make a profit”— yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes. Instead you ought to say, “If the Lord wills, we will live and do this or that.”
Be at peace, for God is in control.