Every Work for Good, is a beautiful teaching that is found in the Book of Romans chapter 8 verse 28, if you do not know it, you can find it in the indicated article to learn about this message, know what it is about and how to apply it and make it part of their life. Join us!
Every Work for Good
There is no other way to start talking about Every Work for Good, without knowing what this verse specifically says that we are mentioning today, which we leave indicated verbatim below: “ And we know that all things help those who love God. to good, that is, to those who are the called according to his purpose .”
We could then comment on how this verse is worded in each of the Bibles and each of its versions, and we may find that the differences are not so relevant, maintaining the same underlying message, but we will comment on it later.
Only those who love God all things that happen to him are for the good, which does not mean that God does not love those who do not love him, God is merciful and loves all his children, thanks to the sacrifice of his Son Jesus on the cross. We are called to love God and we cannot simply say that we love him, we are called to show our love through our actions, through our commitment to the spiritual disciplines.
There is no way that God does not see the purity of our hearts, when we are honest, because His presence in our lives fills us with joy. Walking the path of the Lord will only bring us good and wonderful things.
In the Bible we can find numerous promises that help us stand up and remain strong in faith in any circumstance. As human beings we were called not to make false promises, because we can break them, much less make promises in the name of Our Lord, which promotes distrust among men of their fulfillment. However, a promise made by God is fulfilled regardless of our actions.
God always fulfills what he promises, therefore, if we love him, all things will be for the best. But be very careful how we interpret this beautiful promise of God, as we pointed out before, it is not simply saying that we love him and our actions do not accompany the word, this is a misinterpretation of this beautiful promise. Based on the above, we are now going to analyze the words found in this verse.
Analysis of Every Work for Good
It is important that in order to understand verse 28 of chapter 8 of Romans in depth and context, we read the chapter of Romans, because our verse of Every Work for Good begins with a conjunction, which is “And” it literally says ” And we know that” which calls us to infer that it is connected with verse 27. But the word of God, despite being written to be easy to understand, is profound and therefore, we should not simply stay with the message, without knowing the context in which it was written.
The apostle Paul has been commenting in Romans chapter 8 that those who are believers live in a world that has grown and developed in sin. Just take a quick look, we find ourselves in a world that every day seems to move away from God’s purpose.
We don’t even have to give examples or make mentions, we find ourselves in a convulsed world, where people live for themselves, no matter how much damage they do. The governments that direct their peoples are far from the word of God.
But it is definitely the presence of God through the Holy Spirit, who leads and directs us in this life, to be able to overcome difficulties and difficult times, but with hope in the Glory to come. We must then remember in the face of the difficulties that arise in this earthly life, that we will enjoy the redemption, which was obtained through the sacrifice of Christ.
We must be aware that the Holy Spirit is the presence of God in us and it is he who will lead us on the right path, who will give us strength, who will strengthen our faith, because we are on one side of Glory.
In verse 27 we are told, “But he who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because he makes intercession for the saints according to the will of God.” All of us who are believers must have a true inner desire, for God to dwell in us, to fill us with the joy of him. Be patient before his will, pray, know the word and let ourselves be guided.
Now we continue analyzing the phrase that says “For those who love God”, we must be very aware that God loved us first, says 1 John chapter 4 verse 19. What greater demonstration of love than sending his Son to appropriate all our sins and have the opportunity to know his face by attaining eternal life by his side.
God’s promises are not conditional, so we do not have to love him first for everything to work for good, in reality it is not exactly this way. As he loves us unconditionally, everything works for our good, those of us who believe in God, love him unconditionally, the phrase only identifies us, he does not force us to love him and how not to do it? Therefore, what we really must recognize in this sentence is that God is so beautiful and immense that we love him, he is worthy of loving him, there is no way that he is different, believers love him.
As he loves us “All things work together for good” however, we should not confuse this phrase with the fact that as God loves us, then we are going to have more than we have and better, this phrase does not necessarily refer to the present , rather it is directed to our future. The intention of this beautiful phrase is to fill us with hope and make our present full of joy.
We can reinforce this interpretation by bringing verse 18 of chapter 8 of Romans that says literally “For I know for certain that the afflictions of this present time are not comparable with the glory that will be revealed in us.” We are not called to suffer in this life, nor is this the message, we can be happy with the presence of God in our hearts and fill ourselves with joy with the hope of eternal Glory.
However, we must overcome our situations, illnesses or sufferings, without losing our gaze on Christ, it is the Glory of God is the ultimate goal and everything will have been worth it, because in reality all the joy, all the peace, is found in God’s promise. It is the way we can overcome our losses, recognize that there is no injustice in God and his designs.
We are called to be in the image and likeness of Christ, this is what it means “for those who are called according to His purpose”. We must understand that nothing that happens to us, no matter how much we do not understand it and sometimes seems unfair, does not have a purpose to help us advance on our path and spiritual development.
Our whole life is built and planned so that we are similar to Jesus Christ, that we learn to forgive, have hope, be merciful, have control of our character, be humble, feel love for our neighbor, among many others. Everything is done for our good, everything is being used so that we reach the Glory in eternal life.
Versions of Every Work for Good
There are many versions of this verse from chapter 8 of Romans, however, we are only going to compare the versions of the most used and disseminated Bibles such as the Reina Valera Bible in its version of the year 1995, (RVR1995) the Bible of the Americas ( LBLA) and the New International Version (NIV).
We also know that all things work together for good to those who love God, that is, to those who are the called according to his purpose. (Romans 8:28, KJV). And we know that for those who love God, all things work together for good, that is, for those who are called according to his purpose. (Romans 8:28, NASB). Now, we know that God works all things for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. (Romans 8:28, NIV)
As we can see, the only version that maintains the conjunction “and” is the New American Standard Bible, for which it promotes the link with verse 27, for its part, the Reina Valera says «We also know that those who love God, all things work together for good”, the verse is complementary to the previous verses. And the International Bible says “Now we know that God works all things for the good of those who love them” is more direct in the message that it is God who works everything for good.
Although each of the Bibles gives us the word with a few small differences, the message of Everything Works for Good remains the same. We are called to seek the presence of God and listen to his word, to strengthen faith and that everything is for the best, reaching salvation.