Friday, February 4, 2011

You Meant it for Evil; But God Meant it for Good

I’ve sold you so often
Again and Again I present your bloody clothes to the crowd
He is dead, I lie often to myself
I have these moments where I resent your control
I am jealous of your power
You’ve been wounded to save me
Just as the eleven brothers stupidly furthering
Their own humility
I have been furthering my own defeat
While you suffered like Joseph
For the preservation of your would-be murderer
I, am no better than these
But punishment is withheld
You give me grains of grace and life
I fall humbled before your love

This was inspired by a John Piper sermon on the selling of Joseph by his brothers. It's in Piper's "Spectacular Sins" sermon series. Don't be put off by the name. It's great.


  1. Love the historical touch as a historian myself. Got a BA in December :)

  2. Awesome! Congratulations! I finished mine two years ago I think.


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