Monday, October 22, 2012
And we know that all things work together
for good to those who love God,
to those who are the called according to His purpose.
- Romans 8:28 -
It may take us some time to realize.
We may have to go through many hardships before we learn this truth.
But eventually we will know that God is in control of our lives.
God is sovereign. He sees and knows all things. He is all powerful. Nothing escapes His attention.
Nothing is hidden from Him.
It is a promise for those who love God.
God promises to turn everything to good. God will bring the best out of every good or bad situation.
All things work together for good. Whether good or bad, sad or happy, great or small, they are there for our good.
Some people see it right away.
Some people have trouble realizing it.
For those who love God and seek to do His will, this promise gives them the confidence and encourages them to persevere and keep the faith.
God is in control. Who can be against Him? Whom shall I fear?
God calls His people to faith in His own time, according to His purpose.
God’s eternal plan will be completed. His plan for His people can never be stopped.
All things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.
Friday, October 12, 2012
Let him who thinks he stands take heed lest he fall. — 1 Corinthians 10:12
Paul drew a somber lesson from Old Testament history.
The people Moses led from slavery in Egypt toward freedom in the Promised Land kept turning their backs on God who had delivered them.
Idolatry, immorality, and grumbling were among the things that brought them down.
Paul pointed to their collapse as an example to us.
Let us beware lest we fall from our "steadfastness" in faith and practice.