Friday, March 24, 2017

All Things

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. (Rom 8:28)

'What a tremendous claim Paul makes in this verse! 
He does not say, "We know that some things, most 
things, or even joyful things," but "all things." This 
promise spans from the very smallest detail of life 
to the most important, and from the most humbling 
of daily tasks to God's greatest works of grace 
performed during crises.

Paul states this in the present tense: "God works.
"He does not say, "worked" or "will work." It is a 
continuing operation.

We also know from Scripture that God's "justice (is) 
like the great deep" (Ps 36:6); at this very moment 
the angels in heaven, as they watch with folded wings 
the development of God's great plan, are undoubtedly 
proclaiming, "The Lord is righteous in all his ways 
and loving toward all He has made." (Ps 145:17)

Then when God orchestrates "all things...for the good," 
it is a beautiful blending. He requires many different 
colors, which individually may be quite dark, to weave 
into the harmonious pattern.

Separate tones, notes, and even discords are required 
to compose melodious musical anthems; a piece of 
machinery requires many separate wheels, parts and 
connections. One part from a machine may be useless, 
or one note from an anthem may never be considered 
beautiful, but taken together, combines, and completed, 
they lead to a perfect blend and harmony.

We can learn a lesson faith from this: 
"You do not realize now what I am doing, but later 
you will understand." (John 13:7) JR Macduff

Reader--God has set my heart to singing! "All things
work together for my good." Remember that we dwell
in eternity now. "Christ is in God, we are in Christ and
Christ is in us." (Jn 14:20)

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