by Vance Havner
But God was with him. Acts 7:9
This is one of the many “But Gods” in the Book that spell quite a difference. Joseph’s brothers sold him into Egypt, but God was with him. Joseph himself put it this way:
“Ye thought evil against me; but God meant it unto good” (Gen. 50:20).
What men thought was overruled by what God wrought. “Man proposes but God disposes.”
“He hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me” (Heb. 13:5, 6).