“And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are called according to His purpose.“
This promise is to whom? “To them that love God”, right.
To them that love God is also “them who are called according to His purpose.”
They are the same people. And God called them “according to His purpose”, because they love God.
If they did not love God, they would not be called according to His purpose, because they, (those who do not love God) do not pursue life according to His purpose.
Does that make sense so far?
Let’s read it again and move on.
Romans 8:28-30, “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are called according to His purpose. “
Verse 29 “For whom He did foreknow...” Just stop here for a moment.
Please let this truth sink deep and settle in - “For whom He did foreknow”. This is a great truth about God. God didn’t leave it to chance that you and I would come to know Him. God did not leave it to chance that His children would pursue the purpose for which He purposed for them.
If God had left to chance, that you and I would come to Him and find our way, without having foreknown what we would do, we would be at the mercy of our own ability and intellect to accomplish any thing.
The skeptics and unbelievers, the agnostic and the atheist all live out their existence without pursuing what God ordained for them. They are convinced that their pursuits, based upon their own ability and intellect alone, fulfills their purpose in life.
What a waste. What a travesty. What a loss."
Excerpt from God Thinking XLVI - Understanding Foreordained by Keith C. Powell Copyright 2014