God of NOW – Part 3
January 24, 2013
God of NOW – Part 4
January 26, 2013
God of NOW – Part 3
January 24, 2013
God of NOW – Part 4
January 26, 2013

All Things Work Together For Good

start trail 700x400“And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:28

Remember all means all. All things, everything, all work together for good. Things don’t just work together for good. It isn’t a matter of waiting it out. It isn’t just that all things seem to work out for good people. It says that God works together all things for your good.

Again remembering that all means all, we can see here that God is working to make all things—everything in your life—come out good. This does not mean that God does the bad things to you so you will learn something and then He works them out. First, we live in a fallen world where bad things happen. God will take those bad things and work them out for your good. Yes, in the process, you may learn something, but that’s not God’s desired method of teaching you or you learning something. That’s why we have the Word. (2 Timothy 3:16)

Second, we usually think of “things” as bad things, but many are good things also. He is working good things in our life. He is working all things for good.

Make sure you read the other part. God only does that for people who love Him. Do you love him? Then it’s for you. Does that mean if you just know about Him it’s for you. No. It’s for those who have accepted Him as Savior and get His all grace benefit package.

Don’t forget the other part? It’s for them who all called according to His purpose. Has He called you? “God is faithful, by whom ye were called unto the fellowship of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord.” (1 Corinthians 1:9) If you’re not a called one, you aren’t a Christian. This is for fulltime believers. This is for those who have accepted the call of God and made Him Lord. Many somehow believe that these are special conditions. They think not everybody gets His good work in their lives. No, this is grace at work for you.

We know this—we—you and I. Therefore, for us called ones who love the Lord, He is working everything for your good.