What Is My Good?

Funny how the books I’ve been reading, the Bible study I’ve had, the conversations I’ve had and even the sermon last Sunday have all been so interrelated.  I posted about For My Good last week.

But what is my good?

See, like I asked previously, how can terrible things be for my good?

We have a flawed perception of what is good.  To us good is anything that makes us happier or fulfills our desires.

The question is what is for our good with an eternal perspective and with the wisdom of the Lord?

Romans 8:29 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. ESV

See this is the verse that follows Romans 8:28 which most believers have no trouble quoting.

Romans 8:28-29 (ESV)
28 And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.
29 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.

Being conformed to the image of Christ is what the Lord desires for our good.  Everything that happens to us is for our good and is conforming us to the image of Christ.



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3 thoughts on “What Is My Good?

  1. Ask any child if vegetables are their favorite things to eat, and most will scream NO! But they’re for their good. The will make them healthy and strong. But because a child’s perception of those vegetables is off and their taste for junk is so strong, they will not be able to understand the importance of vegetables until they are more mature.

    Berean Wife Reply:

    True. However, sometimes even the more mature don’t realize the value of vegetables and prefer junk. 🙁 Hopefully, we will all develop a taste for the vegetables (the good that isn’t necessarily fun or pleasant).

    Berean Wife

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