Week of February 11 - Day 2

Day 2 Read: Romans 8:28

 And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.

Reflect:  What is promised in this verse?

Consider: Believers, Paul began, know of sanctification’s certainty, and that knowledge is gained by spiritual perception. Christians know intuitively (oidamen)—though they may not always fully understand and sense it experientially—that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him (lit., “to the ones who love God He works all things together unto good”). The things themselves may not be good, but God harmonizes them together for believers’ ultimate good, because His goal is to bring them to perfection in His presence.[1]

Respond: In what area of your life did you need this reminder today? Are there struggles, disappointments or failures causing you to not believe the promise of this verse? Ask God to reveal his plan for you in that situation.

 

[1] John A. Witmer, “Romans,” in The Bible Knowledge Commentary: An Exposition of the Scriptures, ed. J. F. Walvoord and R. B. Zuck, vol. 2 (Wheaton, IL: Victor Books, 1985), 473–474.