Providence is mysterious. It must never be used to justify wrong actions or to mitigate sin: Isaac and his family are more than a little sleazy, Judas is a deceitful wretch, Haman is vile, and the Roman court trying Paul is more than a little cor- rupt. Yet God sovereignly rules, behind the scenes, bringing glory out of gore and honor out of shame.

-D.A.Carson, For the Love of God, Jan 26 (Genesis 27, Matthew 26, Esther 3, Acts 26)