WEDNESDAY, APRIL 4
Scripture: Romans 8:28-30
In Romans 8:28-30 we are told, “And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren. Moreover whom He predestined, these He also called; whom He called, these He also justified; and whom He justified, these He also glorified.” In this passage we learn that Jesus is the firstborn among many brethren. “For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren.” We have a new family! God is our Father, and Jesus died to give us the same relationship He had! Now we find another scriptural witness here that reaffirms the point. Not only are we predestined for that because we are now in the family of God, but whom He predestined He called. We are called to this. We are called to develop the same quality of Father and son relationship that Jesus had. Whom He called, He justified. So we must not ever allow the enemy to tell us that we are not worth it. We must not allow ourselves to dwell on the lies the accuser of the brethren speaks concerning who we are or what God has done for us. We must take every thought captive to the obedience of Christ. When God says in His Word that we are justified, that means we are! If we refuse to accept that and continue to believe lies of the enemy we are effectively telling our Lord Jesus that His blood is not enough for us! Could we look Jesus Christ in the eye and tell Him our sin is greater than His blood? Dwelling on past mistakes or taunts of worthlessness is like ingesting poison. This passage goes on to say, “…whom He justified, these He also glorified.” We are being prepped to walk in the glory of God. That is why we must go through Jesus, the Door. If we do not enter through Jesus, the Door, we do not partake of these four promises: Predestined, called, justified and glorified – these are endowments we cannot afford to be without. These become ours when we walk through the Door.