Christians greatly favor Romans 8:28 because it seemingly gives us assurance especially in troubled times. Though in final analysis that is true but the subject here is God’s works with each believer. “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.” We know it is believers whom God calls but for what purpose?
God knew before creation who would be called – who would believe. He also predestined for those who believed to be conformed to the image of Jesus Christ so He might have many spiritual brethren, the church. (Romans 8:29) Therefore all that transpires in a Christian’s life is God fulfilling His purpose of conforming us in the image of our Savior Jesus Christ.
God’s predestination is just the beginning of God’s purpose. God then calls those He has predestined whether it is past, present or future. After calling believers God justifies them – gives them a guiltless or righteous standing with Him. After calling and justifying God glorifies the believer in the Lord Jesus Christ. (Romans 8:30) This means Christians are bestowed honor and praise like their Savior Jesus Christ.
All these wonderful works which God freely bestows upon those He calls is due to the sacrificial work of the Jesus Christ. Considering all that has been said concerning God’s purpose the questions are asked, “What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?” Romans 8:31. What shall we say? PRAISE GOD! Who can be against us or who can deny God’s purpose in our lives? NO ONE! WE CAN’T LOSE!
Are you a Christian? Ponder this: God predestined your Christianity before He made the world. When you answered His call and became a Christian God pronounced you justified. He now sees you without sin – righteous after His Son, Jesus Christ. Lastly, you have been glorified. You have been given honor and praise by Him who called you and you will receive honor and praise with Jesus Christ. AMEN and AMEN.
When we get low in spirit, and we will, or the gloom of the world weighs on us, and it will, we need only to remember WE CANNOT LOSE! God is working His purpose in us. We just have to let Him. What a wonderful God who works marvelous and miraculous works for those He has called.