All Things


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For Sunday August 28, 2022

ALL THINGS

Ephesians 1:11 (NKJV)
[We are] predestined according to the purpose of Him who works all things
according to the counsel of His will.

In his overruling providence, our Lord not only works all things for our good (Romans 8:28) but also works all things according to the counsel of His will. His sovereign power can even transform our faults, failures, and mistakes into tapestries that bring Him glory. That doesn’t give us the freedom to sin, but it does invite us to bring our “goofs” to Jesus, confident that they have been covered by His blood.

One evening just before an outreach service, evangelist D. L. Moody lost his temper with a man who had insulted him. Moody actually shoved the man. This meeting is killed, thought a friend. The large number who have seen the whole thing will hardly be in a condition to be influenced by anything more Mr. Moody may say tonight. But Moody rose with trembling voice, and his humble apology and tender confession so moved the crowd that the tide turned and the meeting was touched with divine power.

This doesn’t give us an excuse for losing our tempers, but isn’t it wonderful to know that our Lord works all things—even our faults—for our good and His glory? Encourage yourself with that today!

Slippings and strayings there will be, no doubt, but the everlasting arms
are beneath us; we shall be caught, rescued, restored.

J. I. PACKER

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David Jeremiah, Turning Points with God: 365 Daily Devotions (Carol Stream, IL: Tyndale, 2014)

About Roland Ledoux

Pastor of Oasis Bible Ministry, an outreach ministry of teaching, encouragement and intercessory prayer from the Holy Bible, the written Word of God and author of the ministry website, For The Love of God. He lives in Delta, Colorado with his beautiful wife of 50+ years and a beautiful yellow lab whom they affectionately call Bella.
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