Many Christians love the last portion of Romans 8, starting with verse 28. There just seem to be so many quotables in that passage.
Verse 28 itself is one of the all-time favorites, though too many people misquote it or misunderstand it. At one point the prevailing notion was, “All things work for good for people who love God.”
What the verse actually says is, “God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.” In other words, there might be some “not very good things” that God causes to work together for good to those called by Him, chosen by Him, committed to Him, obedient to Him.
I think of big things like a death in the family, a disability, an unrighteous or unfair action by those in authority or anyone else who has power over…
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