28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who[i] have been called according to his purpose. 29 For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters.

Romans 8:28, 29

This really is one of the greatest chapters in the Bible. You may very well be familiar with the first part of this verse especially. Or maybe you know the condensed version of it, which goes something like “all things work together for good.” Well, that’s not exactly what Paul is saying here, and, in fact, all things do not work together for good. The universe constantly hurdles toward decay and disorder. Only with very very strenuous and deliberate labor can we bring about more order and more good.

And we know that any good we accomplish then must come from the strength of God alone. We should also take solace when we’re not strong enough to work for any good because God Himself does the good work. God himself works together for our good–IF we love him, and if we have been called according to his purpose. So don’t just assume that the universe is magically going to come together for good. It’s not going to, and it can’t. But we can rest in the fact that God will work all things together for our good, so long as we love him and so long as he’s called us.

Memory Technique

28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who[i] have been called according to his purpose. 29 For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters.

I’m familiar enough with the first verse. But the second verse?

FFHSTS

Fried Fish Has Some Taco Seasoning = Romans 8:29

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