by David Cawston

God's Purpose in Our Mistakes
David Cawston
1 Corinthians 1:26-29

Romans 8:28
"And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose"

Do we really believe that verse for all that it says?

Source of Mistakes

Each of the great men of the Bible made serious mistakes. A mistake is an euphemism that we use in place of the word sin.

Sin translated from Hebrew is from the most common Hebrew term for wrongdoing. "to miss the mark, to miss the way, go wrong."

Adam sinned and God did not start all over again. He did not destroy Eve. He used them both to become the founders of the Human race.

Abraham sinned the same sin twice. Once to Pharaoh in Genesis 12 and the other time to Abimelech in Genesis 20.

Abraham sinned again when he took Hagar to have an heir to help God out.

Jacob sinned he stole his brother birthright.

Joseph sinned in Genesis 37 when he bragged to his brothers about His dreams.

Joseph's brothers sinned when they sold him into slavery and reported him as dead to their father.

Moses sinned when he took the life of the Egyptian.

Moses sinned again when he struck the rock instead of speaking to it in Numbers 20.

Samson sinned when he gave away the secrets of his power to Delilah.

Saul sinned when He disobeyed God in not destroying the Amalekites.

Saul sinned again when he made an unlawful sacrifice in 1 Samuel 13. He did not wait for Samuel as was required by God

David sinned when he had an affair with Bathsheba.

David sinned again when he numbered the Israelites when God had warned him not to.

On and on we could go! It is important to realize that God doesn't call perfect people. We are all sinners and we struggle with it continually.

1 John 1:8
"If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not ...

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