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God's Promise for Life's Storms (8 of 18)
Series: The Ifs, Ands and Buts of the Bible
Dr. Ernest L. Easley
As we continue our series of messages under the heading: The If's, Ands and Buts of the Bible … take your Bible and turn with me to Romans 8. It's here we find one of the great promises of God and of course when we talk about the "If's" of the Bible .. we're talking about those iffy promises of God.
Learn this about the promises of God: while most of them are conditional, all of them are trustworthy! Our God is the original promise keeper! He's not only a promise maker .. He is a promise keeper.
We read in 2 Corinthians 1.20, "For all the promises of God in Him are Yes, and in Him Amen, to the glory of God through us." And then in Titus 1.2 where we read, "in hope of eternal life which God, who cannot lie, promised before time began." In other words .. God says what He means and He means what He says! You can believe the word of God!
Today we come to another familiar passage of scripture. In fact .. it may be one of the most quoted passages of scripture second only to John 3.16. But we're going to see that not only is it one of the most quoted passages of scripture… it could be one of the most misquoted and misunderstood passages of scripture.
I'm afraid that a lot of the people claiming this promise have no business claiming it because it's not for them and do you know why? Because they're not meeting the condition!
So what is this promise that has more claimers than it should and how can we all claim it today? Well … it is …
God's Promise for Life's Storms
Verse 28, "For we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose."
The sooner you realize that being a Christian in no way exempts you from life's storms .. the better off you will be. The Bible says in Job 14.1, "Man who is born of woman is of few days and full of trouble." In oth ...
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