Day Five: All things for the 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.

“There is little doubt that Romans 8:28 has become a favorite verse of contemporary Christians, but care is needed in its application. It must only be applied to those who clearly exhibit a deep sense of the call of God in their lives, demonstrating a love for God by a life of obedience. Neither is it to be seen as grounds for believing that ‘everything will come out in the wash’ because God has committed Himself to sorting out the mess of our lives and relieving us of the consequences of our actions.” (Stuart Briscoe, The Preacher’s Commentary Series)

One of the important distinctions that Briscoe makes is that the “working for our good” is not a blanket statement for all who profess Christ, but for those whose lives exhibit and follow with a deep sense of God’s calling in obedience. May God’s favor lead us to greater obedience, which leads us to even greater experiences of his favor.

Prayer: Lord we ask for a greater re-alignment with the whole of our lives to your purpose and plan. We pray for your blessing and favor in our churches, in our homes, in our work places, in our studies, and in our health. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

Let’s pray and worship to the song “God You’re So Good” by Passion (click here).