In Matthew 13:35, Matthew tells us Jesus reveals what “has been hidden since the foundation of the world” when He speaks to His disciples in parables. Matthew comment reveals that God’s has always had a plan. A plan that has been active since the world was created.
The Story of the Bible Reveals God’s Plan
The Bible makes God’s plan evident. From Creation to the Fall to Abraham to the Exodus and beyond, God has a plan. We see His plan worked out as prophecies are made and prophecies are fulfilled; promises are made and promises are fulfilled.
So we see that God has a plan. A plan that has existed since the beginning of the world.
The Creator’s Plan Doesn’t Fail
Not only does God have a plan, but God is the ruler of this world. He created it all. He rules it all. Since He is sovereign and the ruler over all, His plan doesn’t fail. Our plans might fail, but God’s plans don’t.
Our Plans Change But God’s Doesn’t
This last Monday, my wife planned to go to Wal-Mart and pick up a few things for the house. She got ready, she wrote out a list, she scheduled time to go, but it didn’t happen. Her plans changed because of something outside of her control. Our 3-month old didn’t cooperate. He was either crying, sleeping, needed to be changed, needed to be consoled, or needed to be feed. So she didn’t make it to Wal-Mart on Monday.
My wife’s plan changed because of something outside of her control but not so with God.
God’s plan doesn’t change because there is nothing outside of His control. God controls everything. He is sovereign. His plan never fail.
We Can Trust God’s Plan
So when Matthew tells us these Parables lay out God’s plan, we can trust that His plan will come to fruition. Our plans may fail and change but God’s doesn’t.
Question for Reflection
- Do you trust God’s plan?
Post adapted from my most recent sermon: Why is Evil Allowed to Continue?