All Things Work Together for Good


I am writing today from the beautiful Tampa Bay area.

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. Romans 8:28

 The Father’s presence encircled Christ, and nothing befell Him but that which infinite love permitted for the blessing of the world. Here was His source of comfort, and it is for us. He who is imbued with the Spirit of Christ abides in Christ. The blow that is aimed at him falls upon the Saviour, who surrounds him with His presence. Whatever comes to him comes from Christ. He has no need to resist evil, for Christ is his defense. Nothing can touch him except by our Lord’s permission, and “all things” that are permitted “work together for good to them that love God.” Romans 8:28.  {Thoughts From Mount of Blessing, p. 71} 

Notice Romans 8:28 does not say all things work together for good period as is often quoted. All things work together for good to those who love God. We like Paul, should rejoice whenever our trials help further the gospel.

What then? notwithstanding, every way, whether in pretence, or in truth, Christ is preached; and I therein do rejoice, yea, and will rejoice. For I know that this shall turn to my salvation through your prayer, and the supply of the Spirit of Jesus Christ,  According to my earnest expectation and my hope, that in nothing I shall be ashamed, but [that] with all boldness, as always, so now also Christ shall be magnified in my body, whether [it be] by life, or by death. For to me to live [is] Christ, and to die is gain.  Philippians 1:18-21

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