~ Everything Works Out Good ~
Bible Quotation? ~ “All things work together for good.”
The Bible Says ~ “We know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren. Moreover whom He predestined, these He also called; whom He called, these He also justified; and whom He justified, these He also glorified” (Romans 8:28-30).
The Significance ~ Half-truths are often lies. The context of this passage with regard to true believers in Jesus Christ. The focus is on the long-term—Christians will one day be glorified and live eternally with Jesus Christ.
Comment ~ If you do not know Jesus Christ as your personal Savior then this passage does not apply to you. Jesus said, “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’” (Matthew 7:21-23). If you do know Jesus Christ then no matter what your circumstances you can live confidently regarding your ultimate future.
~ Robert Lloyd Russell, ABUNDANT LIFE NOW
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