According to God’s Purpose
In all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.
Romans 8:28, niv
Romans 8:28 says, “in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” In other words, when you are in the purpose, or will, of God, everything that comes into your life can work for your good. You may immediately question how the pregnancy of your unmarried daughter can work for your good, or how God can work even a divorce for your good, or how the loss of your job can be for your good, or how your terminal illness can be for your good. If, by “good,” Romans 8:28 meant your comfort, convenience, health, wealth, prosperity, pleasure, or happiness, we would all question it! But your ultimate good is conformity to the image of Jesus Christ. And when you are in God’s will—”called according to his purpose”—everything God allows into your life is used by Him to make you like Christ. Everything!
The Vision of His Glory, (Nashville: W Publishing Group, 1996).
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