Main point summary
Because God has set His love on us and Has secured our eternal salvation from beginning to end, and this salvation is ALL of His choice and power and purpose through the offering of His MOST PRECIOUS possession, then we can know that ALL things that happen to us in our lives are His design to get us to glory, and that He will give us ALL the infinitely lesser costly things that we need to get us home to Him!!!
And we know that 1 God causes a all things to work together for good
We KNOW that God causes ALL things (fun things, hard things, excruciating things and EVEN our death) to work mysteriously and intricately together for our ultimate good
to those who love God ,
FOR people that love Him,
to those who are b called
THAT IS people that are supernaturally called
according to His purpose.
on the basis of God's electing sovereign free choice.
For those whom He a foreknew, He also b predestined to become c conformed to the image of His Son,
We can KNOW this because those whom God FORE-LOVED, He also predetermined that they would become more and more like Jesus through sanctification by the Spirit,
so that He would be the d firstborn among many brethren;
SO THAT Jesus would be the firstborn, with regard to rights and honor and inheritance, among many brethren;
and these whom He a predestined, He also b called;
and these same people that love God, who are called according to His purpose, who are fore-loved and predestined to sanctification by the Spirit, these same people God supernaturally regenerated and called to Himself;
and these whom He called, He also c justified;
and these whom He called, He also declared them righteous through Christ's atoning substitutionary death;
and these whom He justified, He also d glorified.
and these whom He made righteous; He is bringing from one degree of glory to the next through sanctification and then finally into ULTIMATE glory when Jesus returns and we receive glorified bodies and and brought into full fellowship with God!
a What then shall we say to these things?
With this degree of rock solid, first-to-last, sovereign salvation that God has granted us, what can we say???
b If God is for us,
We can say, If God almighty is FOR US and there is no-one in the universe more powerful than Him,
who is against us?
then it is not possible for ANYONE to be against us apart from our Father's will!!!
He who a did not spare His own Son,
Because if God did not withhold His most precious possession, His beloved Son,
but b delivered Him over for us all,
but rather, delivered Him over to death for all of His elect,
how will He not also with Him freely give us all things?
why in the world would He not give us all the lesser things that are truly good for us???