Marie’s daily verse: You, therefore, have no excuse, you who pass judgment on someone else, for at whatever point you judge the other, you are condemning yourself, because you who pass judgment do the same things (Romans 2:1). 

DAILY DEVOTION, January 15, 2022

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” (Rom. 8:28).

Who are the people who know that God is working for good in all things?  First, those who remain faithful no matter what are those who love God.  They love and trust God the Father. They know that Jesus is the Son of God, and they love the Son. Those who love the true and living God understand that He is working for our good no matter what happens. Even when tragedy and evil strike, we believe God can turn these negatives for our good. God is good, and He works for good always and without fail in the lives of those who love Him.

Paul adds this thought. Those who believe that God is working for their good are those who are called according to God’s purpose. What does that mean? How does God call? He calls us through Jesus Christ.  His purpose is to redeem all those who believe in His Son. We are called by grace, from darkness to light, from bondage to liberty, from the company of sinful men to fellowship with Christ, from a trust in our own righteousness to dependence on His, to grace here and glory hereafter. This is what it means to be called according to His purpose.

Sometimes it is hard to believe, but God promises to always be at work to promote our well-being if we love Him and His Son. Believe it.

Father, there are so many negatives that come in life. Help me to believe that behind the scenes, in ways I do not always understand, You are always at work promoting my well-being. I thank You in Jesus’ name, Amen.

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