“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. For those whom He foreknew, He also predestined to become conformed to the image of His Son, so that He would be the firstborn among many brethren; and these whom He predestined, He also called; and these whom He called, He also justified; and these whom He justified, He also glorified. What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who is against us? He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him over for us all, how will He not also with Him freely give us all things? Who will bring a charge against God’s elect? God is the one who justifies; who is the one who condemns? Christ Jesus is He who died, yes, rather who was raised, who is at the right hand of God, who also intercedes for us. Who will separate us from the love of Christ? Will tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? Just as it is written, “ For Your sake we are being put to death all day long; We were considered as sheep to be slaughtered .” But in all these things we overwhelmingly conquer through Him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 8:28-39
Literally every word speaks volumes about the kind of God we worship, who Christ Jesus is for us and who we are in Christ.
Part of verse 29 says like this:
“For those whom He foreknew, He also predestined to become conformed to the image of His Son,”
You know what “foreknew” means? It means, God knows us before we come to being.
It is not like God saw us one day praying hard and got impressed by our prayers and said, “My! I have to reveal Myself to these people because I like the way they pray!”
Are you kidding???
No! He foreknew us before He made the universe!
Then He predestined us!
So He would conform us to the image of His Son, Jesus Christ.
Wow! If this doesn’t make you jump up and down with joy, I don’t know what will.
Look at part of verse 33:
“Who will bring charges against God’s elect?”
Short answer is: NO ONE!
It is God who elects and predestines.
So, who can bring charges against God’s elect?
Breathtaking truth, isn’t it? ///