“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” (Romans 8:28).
Today’s Morsel: For what purpose did God call you? What are you supposed to be doing in your church and community? These may sound like simple questions, but most people aren’t for sure. And therefore, it is the reason many fall away, murmur and complain, and have little or no joy in their church or community. The apostle Paul's first question to ask when Jesus revealed Himself to him on the road to Damascus was, “Lord what will Thou have me to do” (Acts 9:6)? Paul desired to know. And once he was aware, he didn’t look back. Many like to quote today’s scripture passage when they are going through things, or quote it to others when they are going through things, but do all things work together for good in your situations and circumstances? Paul said it works together for good to them that love God … and to them who are the called according to His purpose. To love God is more than just going to church. To love God is a commitment to do what He says and to obey His word. And being called according to His purpose means that God did not save you to do nothing. He had a plan and design for you when He called you out of the world. But you must go to Him and obtain your chosen purpose so that you are operating according to His will if you want things to work to your good. Jesus understood His purpose. As He told Pilate in John 18:37, “Pilate therefore said unto him, Art thou a king then? Jesus answered, Thou sayest that I am a king. To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth. Every one that is of the truth heareth my voice” (John 18:37). You must understand your purpose, put it to work, and you’ll see that all things do work together for your good.
Sing: He’s the only reason I live, and oh what a reason. He’s the only reason I live, and O’ what a reason. There’s nothing in this world worth living for, it only leaves me empty and longing for more. He’s the only reason I live, and oh what a reason.
Thought For Today: Know your chosen purpose. (Parker).