God Works For Our Good




Romans 8:28 (NIV)

And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.

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Paul was talking through experiences.

Many of us will agree to that.

Some of us know it to be true when we go through in our lives.

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All things work for our good.

Everything in life is working for our own good.

Good and sweet things in life (home, family, health, wealth, salvation, etc.) are working for our own good.

Bad and bitter things in life (suffering, sickness, sorrow, pain etc.) are also working for our own good.

The works of the devil (attacks, affliction, accusation etc.) are also helpful to our faithful services to our God.

So are the temptation and trial to sin; though we must try not to sin.

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God promised to work for our good.

God is all-powerful and all-knowing.

He takes control of every situation in our lives.

He can use every circumstance of our lives to bring out good for us.

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This promise is not for everyone.

It is only to those who love God.

It is only true for those who know God through the Lord Jesus Christ.

It is only true for those who are obedient to the Lord Jesus Christ.

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God’s purpose in turning everything to good is not only to bless us.

God is doing so to make us more like the Lord Jesus Christ.

God didn’t finish with us at salvation.

God continues to shape us until we reflect His image perfectly (Romans 8:29-30).

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Some thoughts.
  • God promised to bring good out of our lives.
  • God uses every circumstance of our lives for our own good.
  • God’s purpose is not merely to bless us.
  • God uses every circumstance of our lives to sharp us.
  • God wants to make everyone of us more and more like Him.

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