After Jacob died, his sons worried that their brother Joseph may now harm them. To allay these fears, Joseph said to them “Fear not, for am I instead of God? While you meant evil toward me, God meant it for good…” Why did Joseph recall his brothers’ evil intentions that turned out for the best? To remind them of what they all knew from their own lives: human beings intend for things to happen, but it is God who controls what actually happens. Even if he, Joseph, had intended to harm them, ultimately it was God who controlled the situation and therefore they had nothing to fear.