It’s true that God loves you with a sacrificial love. And for sure His love is not just in words but in demonstration (Romans 5:8) to the point that His very blood was shed for you (Acts 20:28).

But beyond this understand that the supreme object of attention and the ultimate focus of eternity is God not you. (Ecclesiastes 12:13,14; Rev 4:11) Therefore, when we contemplate our favorite bible verses we must appreciate them in the light of God’s purposes and glory rather than via our egocentric notions.

Example: “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.” Romans 8:28, NAS95.

Most people think this verse is all about them and therefore make application solely to their own personal good.

But notice: It is God Who is working all things together for the good. And this principle only applies to those who love Him and for those who are called according to His purposes.

Thus, understand. That often God’s purposes and plans are worked out and brought forth through situations that you personally might consider disagreeable or even disastrous. Hence, our text today is one more lesson and one more example of how God’s will is worked out in the believer’s life. (Acts 8:1-8)

Trust Him to accomplish His purposes and plans for true good no matter what trials or tribulations you are going through.

And remember, It’s all about Jesus! (not you)

Pastor Mike