Can our God use deception? Why would he do that?
Recently in my devotional time the thought that our Lord can use deception was overwhelmingly on my mind.
Joseph was sold into Slavery by his brothers and eventually became the Governor of Egypt. He finally revealed to his brothers who he was and how he would help navigate them and Jacob through a 7 year famine! When he did that he stated “But don’t be upset, and don’t be angry with yourselves for selling me to this place. It was God who sent me here ahead of you to preserve your lives.”
Joseph had the power to put them in Prison, he had the power to enact revenge in any way he wanted, but he didn’t do that.
The story of Joseph is an amazing one isn’t it? Joseph never became bitter or angry in his life, he always saw the big picture and trusted God. He knew the deceptions were for a reason, he had faith that God will use “all” things even “deceptions” to accomplish his purpose.
So the moral here is yes, God can use the hurt, the lies, the pain and trials we go through to accomplish “his” purpose.
Have you been deceived, have you been a deceiver? Me, I’ve been both. Just remember Joseph and his brothers, Judah was one of the deceivers and Christ would come from his lineage. There is nothing in your past, present or future that will keep you from the Love of God.
All things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28.
Can he use deception, I guess the answer is “yes” because deception falls under “All” things doesn’t it?