Romans 8:28-39

Analysis & Commentary:  This “all work together for good to those who love God” is joined to “those who are called according to His purpose” (v. 28).  This creates a scenario of meaning to living, and all of it’s circumstances, to the followers of Christ … Some indicate, and apparently believe by what the say and do to others and themselves, that life has no meaning … It’s the godless fools, that’s who (cp. Psalm 14) … It is a promise to the chosen (vv. 29, 30) … In support of God’s purpose, He foreknew, He predestined … In my opinion, this verse (v. 31) is the high point of the entire Bible … It is God’s answer to why we have sin and suffering … God the Father is the Ruler of history (vv. 28-30) and it’s Judge (vv. 30, 33) … Above all, God is a God of love (v. 39) who did not spare His own Son but delivered Him up for all of us (v. 34) … God the Son is presented as the firstborn of the brethren (v. 29) and their Savior (v. 34) … I don’t know about you, but for me the grandeur of this passage is almost too much … I am wholly inadequate to do it justice … It is a BIG DOSE OF GOOD NEWS … Most shocking of all is that someday we will “be conformed to the image of His Son” (v. 29) … When that happens, I certainly won’t be as I am, that’s for sure!