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‘We know’

15 October 2023 ‘We know that all things work together for good to those who love God.’ Romans 8:28 NKJV

This is one of the most frequently quoted and comforting Scriptures in the Bible: ‘We know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose’ (v. 8 NKJV). This verse is directed to believers; to redeemed children of God who love Him and walk on the path of His purposes, and build their lives on scriptural foundations. Interestingly, the Bible translates our English word ‘know’ from a Greek word meaning we know ‘intuitively’. Something within us says, ‘I don’t understand it and can’t explain it, but I know that God is at work and something good will come out of it.’ Think about the words ‘things work together’. Would you enjoy eating baking soda? Or flour? You;re probably saying no! But when you put them together, add a few other ingredients, mix them up, and place them in the oven, they come out as something ‘good’ – a delicious cake! When the Bible says, ‘All things’, it includes things that are painful, unfair, and difficult. The path to the throne of Egypt led Joseph through betrayal, slander, false imprisonment, and disappointment. But looking back, he could say, ‘But as for you, you meant evil against me; but God meant it for good, in order to bring it about as it is this day’ (Genesis 50:20 NKJV). In ways you can’t see or understand right now, what you’re going through will work for your good. Do you love God? Do you believe that He has a plan and purpose for your life? Are you doing your best to please Him? Then you can trust Him to work ‘all things’ out for your good.


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