Faith Tip- All Things Work For The Good!

Faith Tip- All Things Work For The Good!

(8) And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. (9) For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters.
Romans 8:28-29 (NIV)

What does it mean that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him?

So many times in my life I have seen plaques and posters and posts that have Romans 8:28 by itself without
Romans 8:29.

These two verses should never be separated.

How can I say this? Well…

It’s like having Peanut Butter without the Jelly.
Beethoven without his symphony.
Lois Lane without Clark Kent.
Willy Wonka without the Chocolate Factory
And Little House on the Prairie without Laura Ingalls

The two verses should never be apart.

Why?

Because 29 tells us what the word good means in 28.

The good does not mean a
New Car.
Bigger House.
Better Health.
Greater Wealth.
Or any Earthly Thing.

Oh it’s much better than that!

The “Good” is that lovers of God will be conformed
to the image of Jesus!

(9) For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters.
Romans 8:28-29 (NIV)

We will be made more like Him, as we begin to think and speak and act a little more like Him each day.

Now that is Good!

“Lord, please conform us to the image of your precious Son!
Amen.”