that in everything God works for good with those who love him, who are called
according to his purpose Rom 8:28
reminds us that to every thing there is a time and purpose under heaven. Just
who determines the purpose and timing of these matters? It is none other than
God Himself. "According to the purpose of him who accomplishes all things
according to the counsel of his will." (See
Ec. 3:1Eph 1:11)
to know, especially when facing difficult times that the ONE we love and trust
has not only set the timing of the events in our lives but has also declared a
purpose to them as well. And isn't PURPOSE what every living thing long for?
We are reminded that God, our God, has declared
the end from the beginning and from ancient times things not yet done, saying,
"My counsel shall stand, and I will accomplish all my purpose."
His purpose no man, no being
or "force" can alter. As a believer this should be an anchor to our
soul both "steadfast and sure" [Heb 6:1 l]. And because we have such
an anchor should we not then, cheerfully commit our cause into His loving trust?
I like what the FBN says of this matter."Since it is God's plan that men should be
subjected to constant changes in this world, and should have no permanent and
sure possession of earthly good, we ought to bear with cheerful resignation the
vicissitudes of life, while we look to the future world for "a city which
hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God."
God has a purpose for you and I today and He states that His will for you
and me is GOOD, ACCEPTABLE and PERFECT. [Romans 12:2] But His WILL will
never be made known unto us until first we have had a transformation take place
in our hearts and minds. And that transformation cannot take place until we with
an act of our will present ourselves to God and in TRUE HUMILITY, forsaking all
that we hold near and dear to us.
words we exchange our TRASH for His TREASURE. [2Co 4:7] Oh, by the way it is only
by the grace of God that we could ever attempt to accomplish this. [Php 2:13]
As we face today we should be filled with great
hope and anticipation of what God has in store for us. There is no reason to fear
especially when God is able to not only to make all grace abound but, as Romans
8:28 says; "TO THOSE WHO LOVE GOD, He works all things together for good..."
So the question is, DO YOU LOVE GOD? 1 Corinthians
13 says "THAT LOVE COMPLAINS ABOUT ALL THINGS." GOT YA! NO, it says,
Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things"
ACCORDING TO THIS STANDARD DO YOU STILL LOVE GOD?
love Romans 8:28. Probably the most popular and most quoted verse, but the least
understood. For instance, the last part of the verse, "according to His purpose."
The word "PURPOSE" here refers to the showbread that was set in order
by the High Priest every Sabbath Day before the LORD.
loaves symbolized the fact that on the basis of the sacrificial atonement of the
cross, believers are acceptable before God and forever nourished by Him in the
Person of Christ [Vines Expository Dictionary]. By the way this was a continual
Jesus is that BREAD that
has come down from Heaven whom we have as a forever companion and by whom we are
continually nourished. Would it not make since then to submit to His will and
purpose for our life? Yes God has a plan and purpose for our life and He has promised
to "make ALL things beautiful IN HIS TIME!"[Ec.
Now here's the clincher. Our
trials, our struggles, and our pain, they all fit into God's plan for our life.
Yes, they all work together for our good and benefit. It is God's will and purpose
that we want to embrace.
I leave you
today with the following scriptures. I pray that you will meditate on them and
allow them to minister to your soul.
the wrath of man shall praise thee: the remainder of wrath shalt thou restrain.--Ye
thought evil against me; [but] God meant it unto good - All things are yours;
whether . . . the world, or life, or death, or things present, or things to come;
all are yours; and ye are Christ's; and Christ [is] God's - All things [are] for
your sakes, that the abundant grace might through the thanksgiving of many redound
to the glory of God. For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man
perish, yet the inward [man] is renewed day by day. For our light affliction,
which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding [and] eternal weight
of glory. My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations;
knowing [this], that the trying of your faith worketh patience. But let patience
have [her] perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.
Ro 8:28 Ps 76:10 Ge 50:20 1Co 3:21-23 2Co 4:15-17 Jas 1:2-4
ON THESE THINGS ACT ON THESE THINGS
God grant you His peace If I can be of any assistance please don't
hesitate to drop me a line.
I commend You Brethern To The Word Of His Grace That Is Able To Build You up And
Give You An Inheritance Among The Saints Ac20:32