Many think that God proposes, but man disposes. But they have it dead wrong!
Man simply doesn’t change God’s plans, as that statement indicates.
From all eternity God planned (rather than proposed), and man does what He planned in the first place. Now, this happens in such a way that man does what he intends to do (without any pressure exerted upon him to do it), but it always turns out to be exactly what God planned for him to do.
What man does fulfills God’s plans.
If you don’t believe me consider Genesis 45:5,7 and Genesis 50:20—
Now don’t be worried or angry with yourselves for selling me here, because God sent me ahead of you to preserve life.
God sent me ahead of you to establish you as a remnant within the land and to keep you alive by a great deliverance.
You planned evil against me; God planned it for good to bring about the present result—the survival of many people.
Joseph’s brothers had one intention, which they carried out, but God had an entirely different intention—which they also carried out! Both their intentions and God’s were accomplished in...