Ah, yes — the familiar words of Romans 8:28! So familiar, in fact, that we almost lose grasp of their import. Here are my key takeaways:
▪️God is always at work.
▪️God is at work in all things.
▪️God is at work in all things for my ultimate good; however, “all things” are not necessarily good.
The first two points are true for everyone, but the last point only pertains to those who do what the rest of the verse states: We love God, and are called according to His purposes. So here are my Food for Thought (FFT) questions that surfaced in my mind this week — feel free to share your thoughts to them as well, if you like:
▪️How does the Bible define “good”?
▪️How do we recognize and know the purpose(s) of God?
▪️Are we still enough in our hearts and minds to hear (and respond to) the voice of the Lord when He calls?