And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28
Continuing our review of verses from the Bible Memory Practice, we return to April’s verse that helps us see God’s ability to take everything in life and use it for our good.
When we commit this verse to memory, the Holy Spirit can bring it to our mind whenever we begin to question whether anything good can come out of a difficult situation. But what exactly is the “good” Paul is writing about? The surrounding verses tell us it doesn’t mean a comfortable life or prosperity. The “good” seems to connect to a stronger relationship with God, showing God’s love to the world and even that we will one day be free from suffering. We can have confidence that no matter what comes our way, God, in his infinite wisdom and power, will use it for good—whether we ever see or understand the good.
It’s also important to see that God works for our good in everything—not just specific incidents. This does not mean that everything we experience is good. It is not. While evil does exist in our fallen world, God is turning every situation around for our long-term good.
IN YOUR CHAIR TIME TODAY
Review Romans 8:28 by seeing how well you can recite it with no additional study. A great way to memorize a verse is to write half on the front of a card and the rest on the back. Then see how much you can fill in by memory without flipping over the card.
2022 BIBLE MEMORY PRACTICE
Develop spiritual roots and tap in the power of God’s word by memorizing monthly a Bible verse! View previous verses at beyondtheweekend.org/biblememorypractice.
Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves.
Download a printable PDF of the BTW week here.