24/7/2016 LESSON 8
HAVING PEACE WITH GOD
Quarter’s Theme: BASIC CHRISTIAN DOCTRINES
Unit 2 – The Believers’ Justification And Admonition To Sinners (Lessons 5-9)
Suggested Hymns: G.H.B. 79, 206
Devotional Reading: MATT. 11:25-30
Topic For Adults
RECONCILED TO GOD, ADOPTED AS HIS CHILD
Topic For Youths
ADOPTED SO AS TO ENJOY GOD’S WONDERFUL LOVE
Topic For Intermediates
LIVE TO PLEASE GOD
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 (Rom. 8:28) NKJV
DAILY DEVOTIONAL READING
God Calls, Justifies And Glorifies His Children
It is difficult to see how our travails and troubles work together for our good, just like it would have been difficult for Joseph to imagine his being sent to prison is part of God’s providence to promote him and to fulfil the plan God had for his life. But for those of us whom God had chosen and called according to His purpose, both our sour and sweet experiences work together for our temporal and eternal good. They break us off from sin, bring us nearer to God, wean us from our love for the world, and make us fit for heaven. We are thus made to conform to the image of Jesus Christ according to God’s plan. Predestination in this context is referring to the goal God has set for those He calls to conform to and not that some people have been predestined to be saved while others have been predestined for hell. Whoever hears the call and responds by answering the call and loving God, will be put through the process of being justified and eventually being glorified.
Point of Emphasis: All the experiences that those who love God go through work together for their temporal and eternal good.
Prayer Point: Father, give me understanding of the good I derive from those experiences that come my way.