God has a plan for all things. This plan began before the creation of time.
Today’s devotion helps explain this.
This is not a world of chance–it is our Father’s world!
“For He chose us in Him before the creation of the world, to be holy and blameless in His sight. In love He predestined us to be adopted as His sons through Jesus Christ, in accordance with His pleasure and will.” Ephesians 1:4-5
“In Him we were also chosen, having been predestined according to the plan of Him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of His will.” Ephesians 1:11
This is not a world of chance–it is our Father’s world! Events do not happen without divine order and direction. There is a great divine plan running through the ages–which includes all things and subordinates all forces and all experiences to itself. Our Scripture passages above are full of this great thought.
We will never fully understand these great truths, with their tremendous reach of meaning. We may say, however, at least, that they assure us of a divine plan for the elect–a divine love, a divine purpose of mercy, dating from the infinite past–and running through the eternal ages to come!
All of the elect are eternally secure in Christ the Redeemer!
“Who will bring a charge against God’s elect? God is the one who justifies.” Romans 8:33-34
Tom Stearns, WASI Chaplain, 907 715-4001