Romans 8:28 - "We know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose."
Why is it that all things work together for good?
Romans 8:29,30 - "For those whom He foreknew, He also predestined to become conformed to the image of His Son, so that He would be the firstborn among many brethren; and these whom He predestined, He also called; and these whom He called, He also justified; and these who He justified, He also glorified."
Those who He "foreknew" He also predestined for glory. That's why all things work together for good, because God created us with the end in mind.
God starts from the end and works backward. He has looked at the finished product of His finest creation and said, "You are awesome!"
Ephesians 1:4 - "He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love."
That is why Romans says, "Whom He foreknew." God knew what we would be and do before we were ever conceived. He didn't make our choices for us, but He knew what they would be because in His world they have already happened. He knew that we would choose Him, so He chose us first. He knows us so well that He knew to choose us before we even knew whether or not we would choose Him!
Ephesians 1:18 - "I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened, so that you will know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints."
Hebrews 2:10 says that Jesus died to bring many sons to glory.
We know that we have an incredible inheritance in God, but do we realize that we are His glorious inheritance?
He loves us so much that we are to become His glorious inheritance. By choosing us first, He gave us the inheritance of greatness.
I WAS CREATED FOR GLORY.
BEFORE THE FOUNDATIONS OF THE EARTH, I WAS MADE AND PREDESTINED FOR GREATNESS BECAUSE HE ALREADY KNEW I WOULD CHOOSE HIM.
I AM COMMISSIONED TO BE LIKE HIM, AND HE IS GLORIOUS!
ALBERT FINCH MINISTRY