God Works All Things Together For Good
Romans has been called the constitution of Christianity. And every chapter in that wonderful book of Romans is a power-packed chapter. But there's no chapter in that book like the 8th chapter of Romans. I want you to turn to Romans chapter 8 and look with me tonight "at a familiar verse, but one that our hearts can rejoice in. Romans 8 verse 28. And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. Ladies and gentlemen, that one verse will help you to go to sleep at night when nothing else will. And we know that all things work together for good to them who love God. gave us some very wonderful, beautiful, garden-grown, home-grown tomatoes. And I had some of those tomatoes for lunch as Joyce fixed our family a very wonderful lunch after church, but, I put some poison on them, and then ate them. I really did. But it didn't hurt me. Because what was poison wasn't poison. Actually, it was a white substance, sodium chloride. Some people call it salt. Made up of two ingredients, sodium, which is deadly poison, chloride, which is deadly poison, but compounded together, table salt, in the right amount, good for your health, and certainly does cause tomatoes to taste even better than these wonderful tomatoes did. Now, there are certain things that in and of themselves are not good. In and of themselves they are bad, even terrible. But by the chemistry of the cross, God takes these things that in themselves are bad, God compounds them in the crucible of his omnipotence, mixes them with the hand of his love, and they become to us that which is good, and flavors life, and actually nourishes us. Now, I want you to think of that as we think of Romans chapter 8 and verse 28. I declare unto you, that is, it is perhaps other than John 3:16 the most precious promise in all of the Bible. I want you to notice several things about this great ...
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