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Oh What an Infinite Good He Planned through Your Fall!

We may content ourselves by saying over the sin of Adam and Eve what Joseph said over the sin of his brothers when they sold him into slavery: “As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good” (Gen 50:20).

As for you, Adam and Eve, you meant evil against God as you rejected Him as your Father and Treasure, but oh what an infinite good he planned through your fall!  The Seed of the woman will one day bruise the head of the great Serpent, and  by His suffering He will display the greatness of the glory of the grace of God.  You have not undone His plan.  Just as Joseph was sold sinfully into slavery, you have sold yourselves for an apple.  You have fallen, and now the stage is set for the perfect display of the glory of the grace of God.

–John Piper
Suffering and the Sovereignty of God (2006, p. 85)

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