28. 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 love this verse. It helps me find joy in almost every circumstance. Or as Piper puts it in his "7 point Calvinsim" - the best of all possible outcomes!
Plus I'm reading Watson's 'All Things for Good' aka 'A Divine Cordial.'
His chapter on how God uses temptation for the good of those who love Him is sick!
Here are some quotes...
"Temptation sends the soul to prayer. The deer being shot with the dart, runs faster to the water. When Satan shoots his fiery darts at the soul, it then runs faster to the throne of grace"
"This is all the hurt the devil does. When he foils a saint by temptation, he cures him of his careless neglect; he makes him watch and pray more."
"There is a great deal of difference between falling into temptation, and running into temptation. The falling into a temptation shall work for good, not the running into it.
Anyway. I just thought it was time to update this blog for the first time ever. And I guess why not start with the verse that gave it its name?
God Bless Y'all!