Posted by: Bill Hornbeck | March 13, 2018

“And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.”

Today’s devotion comes from Zechariah chapter 8.  Here is a link to this chapter – https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Zechariah+8&version=NASB

I quote only the following verses.

“For thus says the LORD of hosts, ‘Just as I purposed to do harm to you when your fathers provoked Me to wrath,’ says the LORD of hosts, ‘and I have not relented, so I have again purposed in these days to do good to Jerusalem and to the house of JudahDo not fear!  These are the things which you should do:  speak the truth to one another;  judge with truth and judgment for peace in your gates.  Also let none of you devise evil in your heart against another, and do not love perjury;  for all these are what I hate,’ declares the LORD.”  Zechariah 8:14-17.

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Today’s Scripture talk about the purposes of the LORD of hosts summarized by doctrine as the sovereignty of the LORD.

Other doctrine rebel against the sovereignty of the LORD.

“3 “Let us tear their fetters apart
And cast away their cords from us!”

4 He who sits in the heavens laughs,
The Lord scoffs at them.”  Psalm 2:3-4.

But, Reformed Doctrine rejoices in the sovereignty of the LORD.

“For I know the plans that I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope.  Then you will call upon Me and come and pray to Me, and I will listen to you.  You will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart.”  Jeremiah 29:11-13.

“11 For the LORD God is a sun and shield;
The LORD gives grace and glory;
No good thing does He withhold from those who walk uprightly.
12 O LORD of hosts,
How blessed is the man who trusts in You!”  Psalm 84:11-12.

“And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.  For those whom He foreknew, He also predestined to become conformed to the image of His Son, so that He would be the firstborn among many brethren;  and these whom He predestined, He also called;  and these whom He called, He also justified;  and these whom He justified, He also glorified.

What then shall we say to these things?  If God is for us, who is against us?  He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him over for us all, how will He not also with Him freely give us all things?”  Romans 8:28-32.


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