Thursday, October 4, 2012

Big Buts (one T)

It's commonly said that if you say something positive and then follow with "but," it negates whatever was said first. I don't necessarily disagree with that theory--especially in view of God's Word. The phrase "But God" carries such weight that it overpowers circumstances, devastation, devious schemes, and even death. I've had a sermon series on this phrase planned for three years & hope to have an opportunity to share it one day. 

In lieu of a sermon on this blog, however, I offer a few Scriptures to affirm the hope we have when God intervenes.
  • Genesis 8:1  But God remembered Noah and all the wild animals and the livestock that were with him in the ark, and he sent a wind over the earth, and the waters receded.
  • Genesis 50:20  You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives.
  • Psalm 9:18  But God will never forget the needy; the hope of the afflicted will never perish.
  • Jeremiah 10:12  But God made the earth by his power; he founded the world by his wisdom and stretched out the heavens by his understanding.
  • Acts 2:24  But God raised him from the dead, freeing him from the agony of death, because it was impossible for death to keep its hold on him.
  • Acts 3:15  You killed the author of life, but God raised him from the dead. We are witnesses of this.
  • Romans 5:8  But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
  • 1 Corinthians 1:27  But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong.
  • Galatians 3:18  For if the inheritance depends on the law, then it no longer depends on the promise; but God in his grace gave it to Abraham through a promise.
  • 1 John 5:9  We accept human testimony, but God's testimony is greater because it is the testimony of God, which he has given about his Son.


  1. I wrote a whole album around this theme :-)

    1. That two word phrase is so powerful & brings great hope. I could see how it inspired an album!