“A certain man drew his bow at random and struck the king of Israel in a joint of the armor.  So he said to the driver of the chariot, ‘Turn around and take me out of the fight, for I am severely wounded.’  The battle raged that day, and the king of Israel propped himself up in his chariot in front of the Arameans until the evening: and at sunset he died” (2 Chronicles 18:33-34).

An Assyrian soldier, bored and bunkered down, fires off a random shot with his bow.  Lucky?  Coincidence?  Hardly.  One way or another the will and purposes of God will be accomplished.  The Apostle Paul states, “And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose (Romans 8:28).  It doesn’t say God causes all things to happen or that all things that happen are good.  It simply assures us that good or bad, God can use all things to accomplish his greater purposes.  What you and I must decide each day is whether we will trust in His plan and be committed to it, or ultimately be apart of it by our own folly or foolishness.

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