1 Corinthians 1:23-25
In the book of Numbers there’s an interesting story about a man named Balaam who’s paid by the king of Moab to decree curses against the children of Israel. And so he goes out to speak aloud these curses against God’s people, however, God doesn’t permit him to do so. The only words that are able to come out of his mouth are blessings upon them.
God uses this evil intent of this king and this man Balaam for his good purpose of blessing his people. During the Passion history of Christ we see many unexpected prophets, people who desire Jesus to be arrested and even killed, speaking the truth concerning him and concerning God’s plan of salvation.
I will be elaborating more on this in further videos as we talk about some unexpected prophets of the passion, but the bottom line is this that God uses even the evil intentions of men for his good purpose.
In 1st Corinthians chapter 1 it says this
But we preach Christ crucified, to the Jews a stumbling block and to the Greeks foolishness, but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. – 1 Corinthians 1:23-24
It seems utter foolishness that Jesus would be considered a savior, one who is so weak and even executed on the cross. And yet God used those evil intentions of men to carry out his plan of salvation. That Jesus perfect life be offered as a sacrifice for our sins there.
Paul goes on to say
Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men. – 1 Corinthians 1:25
Throughout the passion we see that God is completely in control carrying out your salvation. Amen.