a humble temper, a patient, tender, and kind disposition. Context Summary. 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. It is evidently used in this sense here - to denote those who were true Christians. That he has such a purpose in regard to the salvation of his people, is often affirmed; Romans 9:11; Ephesians 1:11; Ephesians 3:11; 2 Timothy 1:9; Jeremiah 51:29. (2)it is without any merit on the part of the sinner - a purpose to save him by grace; 2 Timothy 1:9. Romans 8:28 This verse captures the essence of what a Christian absolutely must have faith in if he wants to conduct his life without falling into the same state of mind that Solomon did as shown in the book of Ecclesiastes. Beyond that, God works in and through us toward an ultimate good that serves His purpose for the universe. 2 For the law of the Spirit of life [which is] in Christ Jesus [the law of our new being] has set you free from the law of sin and of death. (1)One over which a creature can have no control; it is according to the counsel of his own will; Ephesians 1:11. 28 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. The journey has been too much for you, and you are bone-weary. And—or, "Moreover," or "Now"; noting a transition to a new particular. return to 'Jump List'Clarke's Notes on the BibleAnd we know that all things work together for good to them that love God - To understand this verse aright, let us observe: That the persons in whose behalf all things work for good are they who love God, and, consequently, who live in the spirit of obedience. 3 For what the Law could not do [that is, overcome sin and remove its penalty, its power] being weakened by the … Certainly not! What God always meant to do, is his purpose or plan. It is not said that all things shall work for good, but that συνεργει, they work now in the behalf of him who loveth now, αγαπωσι ; for both verbs are in the present tense. Copyright © 2015 by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, CA 90631. All rights reserved. Footnotes: 8:28–30 These verses outline the Christian vocation as it was designed by God: to be conformed to the image of his Son, who is to be the firstborn among many brothers ().God’s redemptive action on behalf of the believers has been in process before the beginning of the world. What God always meant to do, is his purpose or plan. To them who are the called - Christians are often represented as called of God. we know, etc. On others they are sent as chastisements; and they produce complaining, instead of peace; rebellion, instead of submission; and anger, impatience, and hatred, instead of calmness, patience, and love. But you will say: How is it evident and unquestionable that we are called? 2 God has not rejected His [chosen] people whom He foreknew. JOHN 10:27, ROMANS 8:28 (AMP), JEREMIAH 29:13 < >< Today’s Mass Readings >< > Audio Link. Though they are numerous and long-continued yet they are among the means that are appointed for our welfare. In his own words was an atheist. (4)it is such as should excite lively gratitude in all who have been inclined by the grace of God to accept the offers of eternal life. To them that love God - This is a characteristic of true piety. Romans 8:28Or that all things work together for good to those who love God, who; or that in all things God works together with those who love him to bring about what is good—with those who Let’s read it again: “We know that all things ” (both good and bad, pleasant and unpleasant – everything – and that includes every person) “works together for the best” (as it’s written in the strongest translation, and that is the most accurate), “for those who love God.” Our calling he takes for granted, as a thing evident and unquestionable among all Christians. Mar 14, 2018 - Explore Lindsay Williams's board "Romans 8 28" on Pinterest. Hence, it means, when applied to the mind, a plan or purpose of mind. Romans 8:28 We know that all things work together for the good of those who love God: those who are called according to His purpose. he always meant to do. 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But excepting in these places, it is used in the New Testament to denote those who had accepted the call, and were true Christians; Romans 1:6-7; 1 Corinthians 1:2, 1 Corinthians 1:24; Revelation 17:14. He has a plan for good for each of us. It is one of the most often quoted verses of Scripture. (2)it is without any merit on the part of the sinner - a purpose to save him by grace; 2 Timothy 1:9. But though this be a good general sense for these words, yet the all things mentioned here by the apostle seem more particularly to mean those things mentioned in Romans 8:28-30. Romans 8 Romans 8:29 And 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. They who say sin works for good to them that love God speak blasphemous nonsense. (4)it is such as should excite lively gratitude in all who have been inclined by the grace of God to accept the offers of eternal life. 1 Therefore there is now no condemnation [no guilty verdict, no punishment] for those who are in Christ Jesus [who believe in Him as personal Lord and Savior]. To others, they often prove otherwise. Temporal afflictions, afflictions in body, name, or estate, nay even death itself, all work together for the good of God's people. Amplified Bible (AMP), Upgrade to Bible Gateway Plus, and access the, Amplified Thinline Holy Bible--bonded leather, black (indexed), Amplified Thinline Holy Bible--bonded leather, burgundy, Amplified Study Bible, Large Print, Imitation Leather, Brown, Amplified Holy Bible: Captures the Full Meaning Behind the Original Greek and Hebrew - eBook. They are not saved by chance or hap-hazard. Romans 8:28-29 Amplified Bible (AMP) 28 And we know [with great confidence] that God [who is deeply concerned about us] causes all things to work together [as a plan] for good for those who love God, to those who are called according to His plan and purpose. In those days, the LORD said: “The outcry against Sodom and Gomorrah is so great, and their sin so grave, that I must go down and see whether or not their actions fully correspond to the cry against them that comes to me. They take off our affections from this world; they teach us the truth about our frail, transitory, and lying condition; they lead us to look to God for support, and to heaven for a final home; and they produce a subdued spirit. Every providence tends to the spiritual good of those that love God; in breaking them off from sin, bringing them nearer to God, weaning them from the world, and fitting them for heaven. Our calling, thus qualified is the ground of his argument, which he prosecutes and completes in the two next verses. … We are assured and know that [ God being a partner in their labor] all things work together and are [fitting into a plan] for good to and for those who love God and are called according to [His] design and purpose. Thus this clause is to be understood; and thus it is an argument to prove that all things, how afflictive soever, shall work for our good while we continue to love God. Since His plan is always good, Christians can take confidence that, no matter our circumstances or environments, God is active and will conclude things according to … It is based on Romans chapter eight. Romans 8:28 is one of the best known verses in the whole Bible: “All things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.” Did I say this was one of the “best known” verses of Scripture? Romans 8:28 (Amplified Bible) Katherine Abbot. Romans 8:28 28 And we know that for those who love God all things work together h for good, 8 for i those who are called according to his purpose. 2 For the law of the Spirit of life [which is] in Christ Jesus [the law of our new being] has set you free from the law of sin and of death. ', Now that all things do work together for good, the saints "know", and are firmly persuaded of; both from the word and promises of God, and from the instances of Jacob, Joseph, Job, and others, and also from their own experience: and it is to be observed, that it is not said that all things "have" worked together, and so they may again, or that they "shall" work together, but all things work together for good; they "now" work together, they are always working together, whether it can be observed or not: prosperity and adversity, whether in things temporal or spiritual, work "together", and make an intricate woven work in providence and grace; which will be viewed with admiration another day: one copy reads, "God works together", or "causes all things to work together for good"; and so the Ethiopic version, "we know that God helps them that love him, to every good thing": and to this agrees the Syriac version, "we know that to them that love God, he in everything helps them to good"; and certain it is, that God is the efficient cause, that makes all things work together for his people's good. This has been the experience of all saints; and at the end of life they have been able to say it was good for them to be afflicted; Psalm 119:67, Psalm 119:71; Jeremiah 31:18-19; Hebrews 12:11. God does not convert people without design; and his designs are not new, but are eternal. In this way their salvation is to be traced entirely to God.According to his purpose - The word here rendered “purpose” πρόθεσις prothesismeans properly a proposition, or a laying down anything in view of others; and is thus applied to the bread that was laid on the table of show-bread; Matthew 12:4; Mark 2:26; Luke 6:4. What he does. 2 For the law of the Spirit of life [which is] in Christ Jesus [the law of our new being] has freed me from the law of sin and of death. Romans 8:28 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. We are assured and know that [God being a partner in their labor] all things work together and are [fitting into a plan] for good to and for those who love God and are called according to [His] design and purpose. Future Glory Romans 8. The persons to whom all things work together for good, are described as such, that love God; a character, which does not agree with all the sons and daughters of Adam: love to God is not naturally in men; it is wrought in the soul in regeneration, and is an evidence of it; it grows up with faith, which works by it; without it, a profession of religion is vain; and where it is once wrought, it lasts for ever; it ought to be superlative and universal, constant, warm and ardent, hearty and sincere: such who have it, show it by a desire to be like to God, and therefore imitate him, by making his glory the supreme end of their actions; by being careful not to offend him; by delighting in his presence, in his people, word, ordinances, ways, and worship; and by undervaluing the world, and all things in it, in comparison of him; who is to be loved for the perfections of his being, the characters and relations he stands in and bears to his people, and on account of the love with which he has loved them, and which is indeed the spring and source of theirs. 3 For what the Law could not do [that is, overcome sin and remove its penalty, its power] being weakened by the … 3 For God has done what the Law could not do, [its power] being … If we are alive and breathing, God is not finished with us yet. And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God - To understand this verse aright, let us observe: Finding the new version too difficult to understand? And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to … 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. I answer: From our being in the visible Church, and professing the faith of the Gospel. As for what is termed effectual calling, as distinguished from the general invitations of the Gospel, it is a distinction which divines have invented without any warrant from the sacred writings. (2)it is without any merit on the part of the sinner - a purpose to save him by grace; 2 Timothy 1:9. All these things work together; while they are working, God's providence is working, his Spirit is working, and they are working Together with him. Hence, it means, when applied to the mind, a plan or purpose of mind. The connection as well as the usual meaning of the word, requires us thus to understand it. Exclusive Prime pricing. It implies that God had a plan, purpose, or intention, in regard to all who became Christians. Christians are said to be called because God has invited them to be saved, and has sent into their heart such an influence as to make the call effectual to their salvation. July 5, 2012 $0.99 Start your 30-day free trial of Unlimited to listen to this album plus tens of millions more songs. Romans 8:28. The called of God and of Jesus Christ; not to any office, or by the external ministry of the word only, but by special grace; from darkness to light, from bondage to liberty, from the company of sinful men to fellowship with Christ, from a trust in their own righteousness to a dependence on his, to grace here, and glory hereafter; which is done according to the purpose of God: the persons called are fixed upon by God; none are called but whom God purposed to call; those who are called can assign no other reason of it than the will of God; and no other reason but that can be given why others are not called; the time when, the place where, the means whereby persons are called, are all settled and determined by the will, and according to the purpose of God. (4)it is such as should excite lively gratitude in all who have been inclined by the grace of God to accept the offers of eternal life. For I consider that the sufferings of this present time (this present life) are not worth being compared with the glory that is about to be revealed to us and in us and 1 for us and 2 conferred on us! Romans 8:28 - Amplified Bible. This article from the Bible is found on BibleGuide.org. The word κλητός klētosis sometimes used to denote an external invitation, offer, or calling; Matthew 20:16; Matthew 22:14. Work together for good - They shall cooperate; they shall mutually contribute to our good. They owe it to the mere mercy of God, and they should acknowledge him as the fountain and source of all their hopes of heaven. klētosis sometimes used to denote an external invitation, offer, or calling; prothesismeans properly a proposition, or a laying down anything in view of others; and is thus applied to the bread that was laid on the table of show-bread; And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God -, To them who are the called according to his purpose -, Commentary Critical and Explanatory - Unabridged, Kretzmann's Popular Commentary of the Bible, Lange's Commentary on the Holy Scriptures, Corinthians, First and Second, Theology of. They are further described, as such. And whatever troubles, or afflictions, or persecutions may arise, God presses them into their service; and they make a part of the general working, and are caused to contribute to the general good of the person who now loves God, and who is working by faith and love under the influence and operation of the Holy Ghost. We, too, are subject to our own unstable convictions, opinions, and decisions. For I too am an Israelite, a descendant of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin. According to his purpose - The word here rendered “purpose” πρόθεσις prothesismeans properly a proposition, or a laying down anything in view of others; and is thus applied to the bread that was laid on the table of show-bread; Matthew 12:4; Mark 2:26; Luke 6:4. New International Version. We are assured {and} know that [God being a partner in their labor] all things work together {and} are [fitting into a plan] for good to {and} for those who love God and are called according to [His] design {and} purpose. 28 So we are convinced that every detail of our lives is continually woven together to fit into God’s perfect plan of bringing good into our lives, for we are his lovers who have been called to fulfill his designed purpose. Romans 8:28 The Passion Translation (TPT). 29 For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the firstborn among many brothers. A man who now loves God is not now sinning against God; and the promise belongs only to the present time: and as love is the true incentive to obedience, the man who is entitled to the promise can never, while thus entitled, (loving God), be found in the commission of sin. That he has such a purpose in regard to the salvation of his people, is often affirmed; Romans 9:11; Ephesians 1:11; Ephesians 3:11; 2 Timothy 1:9; Jeremiah 51:29. God does not convert people without design; and his designs are not new, but are eternal. For good - For our real welfare; for the promotion of true piety, peace, and happiness in our hearts. Let me revise that statement. A heretical view held by some professing evangelicals called Open Theism argues that God is not sovereign over the terrible things that happen in the world. who are the called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28 AMPC. he always meant to do. Romans 8:28 is a key biblical passage having to do with the exalted theme of God’s providential activity in this world. 28 And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, [] for those who are called according to his purpose. 11 I say then, has God rejected and disowned His people? The Amplified Bible Romans 8:28 We are assured and know that [ God being a partner in their labor] all things work together and are [fitting into a plan] for good to and for those who love God and are called according to [His] design and purpose. This purpose of saving his people is,(1)One over which a creature can have no control; it is according to the counsel of his own will; Ephesians 1:11. What he does. Romans 8:28 - American Standard Version. Romans 11 Amplified Bible (AMP) Israel Is Not Cast Away. The Christian is made a better man by receiving afflictions as they should be received, and by desiring that they should accomplish the purpose for which they are sent; the sinner is made more hardened by resisting them, and refusing to submit to their obvious intention and design. All things - All our afflictions and trials; all the persecutions and calamities to which we are exposed. Romans 8:28 is about God’s goodness and our confidence that His plan will work out as He sees fit. Elsewhere we have discussed the subject in much greater detail (see A Study of Divine Providence; Jackson 1983, 135-145). They are not saved by chance or hap-hazard. And we know - This verse introduces another source of consolation and support, drawn from the fact that all flyings are under the direction of an infinitely wise Being, who has purposed the salvation of the Christian, and who has so appointed all things that they shall contribute to it. One of the most amazing men I ever met was a Russian paratrooper in World War II who was wounded by German machine gunners who shot him down while defending his mother country. Reading 1 Gn 18:20-32. ◄ Romans 8:28 ► And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. 28 And we know [with great confidence] that God [who is deeply concerned about us] causes all things to work together [as a plan] for good for those who love God, to those who are called according to His plan and purpose. Temporal good is what the men of the world are seeking after, and generally have the greatest share of, and the saints the least; and yet they have as much as is needful for them, and what they have, they have with a blessing; and even sometimes afflictions work for the temporal good of God's children: spiritual good lies in a lively exercise of grace and a conformity of the soul to God; and is what the men of the world least regard, and the saints most; and sometimes afflictions issue in this sort of good, as they do also in eternal good, for they work for us an exceeding weight of glory: by "all things" may be meant, all beings good and bad: all good beings eternal or created: eternal, as Jehovah the Father, all his perfections, purposes, promises, provisions, and performances; Jehovah the Son, as the mighty God, and as Mediator, all that he is in himself, all that he has in himself, all that he has done, or is doing, all his titles, characters, and relations; Jehovah the Spirit, in his person, offices, and operations; these all have worked together in the council of peace, in the covenant of grace, and in redemption; and they do work together in sanctification, and so they will in glorification, and that for the good of the saints: all created ones, as good angels, good magistrates, good ministers of the Gospel: all evil beings, as devils, persecuting magistrates, heretics, and false teachers: all things, good and bad: all good things, outward peace and prosperity, external gifts, the ministry of the word, the administration of ordinances, church censures, admonitions, and excommunications; all evil things, sin the evil of evils: original sin, or the fall of Adam, which contains all other sins in it, was attended with aggravating circumstances, and followed with dismal consequences, yet has been overruled for good; hereby a Saviour became necessary, who was sent, came, and wrought out salvation; has brought in a better righteousness than Adam lost; entitled his people to a better life than his was, and makes them partakers of the riches both of grace and glory: actual sin, inward or outward; indwelling sin; which is made use of, when discovered, to abate pride, to lead to an entire dependence on Christ, to teach saints to be less censorious, to depend on the power and grace of God to keep them, and to wean them from this world, and to make them desirous of another, where they shall be free from it; outward sins, of others, or their own; the sins of others, of wicked men, which observed, raise an indignation in the saints against sin, and a concern for God's glory, and to look into their own hearts and ways, and admire the grace of God to them, that this is not their case; of good men, which are recorded, and may be observed, not for example and encouragement in sin, but for admonition, and to encourage faith and hope under a sense of it; of their own, for humiliation, which issues in weakening the power of sin in themselves, and the strengthening of the graces of others: but from all this it does not follow, that God is the author of sin, only that he overrules it to wise and gracious purposes; nor should any take encouragement to sin, to do evil that good may come; nor is sin itself a real good; nor is it to be said that it does no hurt; for though it cannot hinder the everlasting salvation of God's people, it does a great deal of hurt to their peace and comfort; and that it is made to work in any form or shape for good, is not owing to its own nature and influence, which is malignant enough, but to the unbounded power and unsearchable wisdom of God: all evils or afflictions, spiritual and temporal, work together for good; all spiritual ones, such as the temptations of Satan, which are made useful for humiliation, for the trial of grace, to show us our weakness, our need of Christ, and to conform us to him, and also to excite to prayer and watchfulness; the hidings of God's face, which make his presence the more prized when enjoyed, and the more desirable. 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