14 May 2008
The completeness of God’s work
And we know that he works all things together for the good of those who love God, who are called according to his purpose. For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the firstborn among many brothers. And those whom he predestined, he also called; and those whom he called, he also justified; and those whom he justified he also glorified. (Rom 8:28-30; ISV)
How great is God.
What He does? He does not only trigger, but He works from the beginning to the end, start to finish, from election to glorification. Salvation is one single package. We are not to receive it partially, it is the full grace of the God.
So we read that salvation is a long process: election, predestination, calling, justification, glorification. Though I don’t think that salvation comes through that strict order, but it is indeed a long jurney. But no one will fail to reach the end. Not because of one’s strength, but because in every step through the long jurney, God works. As we have read, God works all things together for the good of His people. It doesn’t mean that it is an easy journey and it doesn’t mean that we will never temporarily fail. But in the end, predestined people will surely be glorified people.
Understanding this, how can our heart not filled with gratitude and joy? Shouldn’t we glorify God for what He does?