Friday, January 8, 2016

Jesus and Romans 8:28

Remember that Romans 8:28 was at work in the experience of Jesus (who "loved God" and was "called according to His purpose") from Gethsemane to Golgotha -- with all the horrors He "endured" for the "joy set before Him" (Hebrews 12:2, cp. the "good" of Rom. 8:28) -- the joy/good of accomplishing God's redeeming work for God's glory and our true good. His enduring obedience was the path to His being exalted and glorified by God (Phil. 2:9-11; Isa. 53:10-12). My understanding of Rom. 8:28 has to 'fit' with this kind of experience.

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