By Larry Fayer

A second basic concept of Scripture is that God makes plans and uses individuals to carry them out.  In Noah’s day, God had a plan for the earth to be destroyed by a flood and He used Noah for the purpose of saving mankind from destruction.  Later, God had a plan to save all nations and He chose Abraham for the purpose: “Through you all the nations of the earth will be blessed” (Genesis 12:3).  At another time, God had a plan for Israel and He used Isaiah for the purpose of calling His people: “And now the Lord says, he who formed me from the womb to be his servant, to bring Jacob back to him; and that Israel might be gathered to him – for I am honored in the eyes of the Lord, and my God has become my strength” (Isaiah 49:5).  Also, God had a plan for Judah and He raised up Jeremiah for the purpose of being the prophet to warn them: “Now the word of the Lord came to me, saying, ‘Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations’” (Jeremiah 1:4-5).  The list of God’s plans and individuals used for the purpose of carrying them out could go on and on. 

The thought is this: It is a common thread in Scripture that God makes plans and He uses human beings to carry them out.




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