January 13, 2019
15. The Book of Romans
How important are words like Foreknew, Predestined, Called, Justified and Glorified? Proper understanding of these words or a wrong understanding will affect how you see your own salvation. It will affect how you see people that are lost. It will affect how you see the nature and the mind of God.
So, they’re pretty important. If we are going to read and study chapters like Romans 8 and understand these terms, we need to start with Romans 8:28 because this is where we get the context for understanding these verses. And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.
Paul is talking to and about the believer. This statement is conditional. It is to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.
What Paul is saying to the believer and we talked about this last week is that whatever is going on in your life, whatever events surround you, whatever difficulties you are facing, God is working them together…somehow, for your good; your spiritual and eternal good. It may not feel like it but the bible tells us that it is and we might not see it right away but we can trust what God’s Holy Word says.