Guarantee We’ll Conform

by admin ~ December 31st, 2016. Filed under: Brandenburg.

Romans 8:28-30 read, “28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. 29 For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren. 30 Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified.” All things, both bad and good things, work together for good to believers, who are those who love God. Why? As you read through those three verses, you see that the ones whom God foreknew before the foundation of the world—because He is omniscient and timeless—He called, justified, and will glorify. It says they were glorified, as they are as good as already glorified to God. However, those very people, He predestinated to conform to the image of His Son. God only predestinates those who He calls and justifies. Believers, therefore, will conform to Jesus Christ. How will they conform? By God working all things together for their good. Their “good” is conforming to the image of the Son, and since that is God’s goal, He will do what it takes to do that. That is a guarantee. Whatever He uses to do that, for that we can be thankful. When the bad things come, we know He is using them for our good.

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