Tuesday, October 14, 2008

All things for good, but why?

Do you know Romans 8:28? Lots of people do. It says "all things work together for the good of those who love God and have been called according to His purpose". We like to quote that verse, but have you stopped and wonder why? Why do all things work for the good? The nice answer is simply "because God loves me", but God loves you more than that. He wants more than you just to have a good life.

Read futher, for those He called, He also predestined to do what? Be conformed into the imagine of His son. Ok, what does that mean? It means bad things happen for your good by making you look more like Jesus. When things go bad, when they turn sour, when the trials come, it's to make you like Jesus. It's not to make you rich, God doesn't promise to resuce your 401K. He loves you more than that. He doesn't just want to provide for you in the next 60 years, he wants to provide for you beyond 60 billion years and into eternity.

We know that all things work together for our good by making us look more like Jesus. Roman 8:28-29, Dan paraphrase.

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