All things work together for good?

Romans tells us “all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.”

Some have taken this verse out of context and implied that God causes bad situations and we should like it. Others have wrongly claimed our suffering is God’s will.   But neither one is implied when the verse is read in context.

We live in a world that was created perfect, but made imperfect when the first man sinned. We suffer not only from situations our own sin creates, but also from the situation created by other people’s sins. The suffering is man made, not God made. And this includes disease and natural causes; remember, the world was perfect but made imperfect when the first man sinned. 

We do not see the big picture, but God does.  He sees our heart and judges us accordingly.  God does not take away other people’s free will to commit sin.  But Romans tells us that if we are called according to His purpose, and love Him; we will have the best situation possible in spite of the problems caused by sin.

This world is not our home.  God invites everyone to be with Him, and to have their eyes open to the reality of sin, consequences, and eternal salvation. 

Will you accept his invitation?

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