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- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition
8:28 And we know - This in general; though we do not always know particularly what to pray for. That all things - Ease or pain, poverty or riches, and the ten thousand changes of life. Work together for good - Strongly and sweetly for spiritual and eternal good. To them that are called according to his purpose - His gracious design of saving a lost world by the death of his Son. This is a new proposition. St. Paul, being about to recapitulate the whole blessing contained in justification, (termed glorification, #Rom 8:30|,) first goes back to the purpose or decree of God, which is frequently mentioned in holy writ. To explain this (nearly in the words of an eminent writer) a little more at large: - When a man has a work of time and importance before him, he pauses, consults, and contrives; and when he has laid a plan, resolves or decrees to proceed accordingly. Having observed this in ourselves, we are ready to apply it to God also; and he, in condescension to us has applied it to himself. The works of providence and redemption are vast and stupendous, and therefore we are apt to conceive of God as deliberating and consulting on them, and then decreeing to act according to the counsel of his own will; as if, long before the world was made, he had been concerting measures both as to the making and governing of it, and had then writ down his decrees, which altered not, any more than the laws of the Medes and Persians. Whereas, to take this consulting and decreeing in a literal sense, would be the same absurdity as to ascribe a real human body and human passions to the ever - blessed God. This is only a popular representation of his infallible knowledge and unchangeable wisdom; that is, he does all things as wisely as a man can possibly do, after the deepest consultation, and as steadily pursues the most proper method as one can do who has laid a scheme beforehand. But then, though the effects be such as would argue consultation and consequent decrees in man, yet what need of a moment's consultation in Him who sees all things at one view? Nor had God any more occasion to pause and deliberate, and lay down rules for his own conduct from all eternity, than he has now. What was there any fear of his mistaking afterwards, if he had not beforehand prepared decrees, to direct him what he was to do? Will any man say, he was wiser before the creation than since? or had he then more leisure, that he should take that opportunity to settle his affairs, and make rules (or himself, from which he was never to vary? He has doubtless the same wisdom and all other perfections at this day which he had from eternity; and is now as capable of making decrees, or rather has no more occasion for them now than formerly: his understanding being always equally clear and bright, his wisdom equally infallible.
Ro 8:28 All things work together for good. The third ground of encouragement to saints in suffering is now given. To them, under God's providence, all things, even their sorrows, trials and persecutions, work together for blessing. This precious assurance is not to all mankind, saint and sinner, but is limited to a class. To them that love God. These are those who enjoy the blessed assurance just given. Notice the order in the Revised Version, which is the order of the Greek, "to them that love God all things work together for good". The love of God is the very foundation of the Christian life. See Lu 10:28 and Joh 14:23. The expression, "them that love God", is synonymous with "Followers of Christ". See 1Co 2:9 Eph 6:24 2Ti 4:8 Jas 2:5. The two expressions "them that love God" and "the called" are are different ways of describing the same class. To them who are the called. These have been called by the gospel and have accepted the call. Many others are called Jews and Gentiles, but only those who hear and obey are chosen (Mt 20:16 20:14). Paul uses the term of the latter class; those who hear and obey. The evidence that we are "the called" is that we love God. According to [his] purpose. This call was purposed from the time that God promised a Deliverer of the fallen race (Ge 3:15).
Prince Adewale's comment on 2014-03-09 05:50:34:
Sometimes will find it so difficult to understand how God work things out for his beloved The Isrealites for instance God lead them to the sea side where seems no way to escape from king Pharoe Even they hardly Believed God s word All what God require from us is total obedient to His commandmets and all our trials in life shall definately turn into testimony
Peter Ankeli's comment on 2014-02-27 10:32:17:
In whatever situation God has a blessing for His own no matter how bad and incomprehensible it appears Those who know God and love Him can draw out reasons to be thankful Even the reigning killing of Christians around the world confirms to the believers the certainty of Christ Words and therefore encourages them and urges them on
Elijah Mogire.'s comment on 2014-02-19 09:59:49:
It is by faith that we earn Salvation Justivication Having been justified Salvation is freely given by Jesus so that in Him all good that we need is done in us Anen
D McClendon's comment on 2014-02-11 10:43:31:
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 I take the Word literally It says ALL things so good and bad things Also applies to THEM that love God so it ONLY applies to those of us that LOVE GOD Lastly it is intended for those WHO ARE CALLED are we not all called for HIS purpose I believe we are but the main point of this scripture is that we must 1st LOVE God in order for all things to work for our good
Rcmessenger33's comment on 2014-01-24 16:15:00:
It means that we are ALL God and God is ALL of us and ALL THINGS. Everything in existence is connected by Gods energy. Without God there would not be Life. Without life, there would be nothing. No such thing as the big bang theory. This is only scientists trying to find and answer to everything. The only answer is the WORD OF GOD.
Matey Emanuel's comment on 2014-01-02 11:23:08:
I think there is similarities between this scripture ROM. 8:28 and that of ECC.3.
Cheryl C.'s comment on 2013-11-27 09:27:16:
I agree with Harold Caffee's comment : Romans 8:28 is talking about spiritual things: All of Romans 8 is talking about spiritual things: Thank God for Life in Christ Jesus & His many Blessings.
Kathy's comment on 2013-10-23 16:54:10:
As a believer we face trials and sometimes things do happen. But as long as we are faithfully to the Lord He will work it out to our good. In other words hold onto the unchanging hand of Jesus and it will all work out.
Clarita's comment on 2013-09-19 15:18:06:
All things won't be good, but He'll work it for good AMEN.
Niyi's comment on 2013-09-12 14:32:41:
It's the word of God, there shouldn't be any controversy
Nwodo Gerald's comment on 2013-08-18 23:40:23:
Dis verse a soul lifter,it reminds us about Gods luv ad promises. Teling us about faith ad love because if you love God you wil have faith in him which will make you be among his chosen ones and i believd ALL THINGS WILL WORK TOGETHER FOR GOOD FOR YOU whether trials or blessings
Harold Caffee's comment on 2013-08-10 13:26:21:
Why do people ***ume that the "all things working together for good" is talking about something that happens to you or someone else that is bad? I think it's talking about spiritual things working together for our good if you are a child of God.....Think about all the things that belong to us as children of God....Salvation, the Name of Jesus, the Word of God, the Holy Spirit, prayer, Worship, Praise and the list goes on and on....Why ***ume he's talking about bad things happening to us....Surely, all bad things that happens to us can't all be good...The Devil stealing, killing and destroying us can't be working for our good..Jesus came to give us life...Now that's working for our good...
Mary Chacina's comment on 2013-07-27 22:04:08:
I think this world should live for the lord
Simon P. Sanchez's comment on 2013-04-16 17:04:08:
Someday we will know why we both had hope for us both my sunshine and happy will we both be with another, thanks to our Lord Jesus Christ.
Mike's comment on 2013-03-20 07:29:28:
For now we look through a glass darkly, but one day we will know all…
A. Austin's comment on 2012-10-24 14:03:25:
Remembering the stories of Joseph and Job, regardless of the trials we encounter, no matter how bad things may be, they are all working together to serve a purpose of growing us spiritually and improving our relationship with our Heavenly Father. Everything will turn out good for us if we remain steadfast in our love for Him and He loves us and will ensure that we triumph over all those problems in the end, because He always intended for us to come out ahead.
Cbrian's comment on 2012-07-28 03:55:58:
Many times things just dont add up,life stop making sense but according to paul there is a solution for everything to work out for good...LOVE GOD!..how?..by keeping His commandents that's what Jesus said...''if u love me keep my commandments''
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