God's wisdom is best seen in the affairs of men. He takes a method wherein it seems that He will destroy a man, and through this brings him into His desired place for him in power and usefulness. This is beautifully seen in the life of Joseph–a young man hated by his brothers, one that would not partake of their sin but reproved them for sin, was sold into slavery with a deception of his father to think him dead, was found in unpleasant circumstances in the place of his captivity, was finally exalted to the throne to rule; and all this that the Lord might feed and care for His people during a famine that was ordained to come to pass. If you and I could see how every small event is working out God's purpose in our lives (no matter how adverse), we would exclaim, O the depth of the mystery of the wisdom of God."