Romans 7-9: “God’s Work in His Chosen Ones”
While so many today believe that “religion” operates almost exclusively in the arena of feelings, with little if any appeal to reason, the truth presented in God’s Word is “logical,” it makes sense … IF you have the Spirit of God within you. In his first letter to the believers in Corinth the Apostle Paul wrote, “Who knows a person’s thoughts except the spirit of that person, which is in him? So also no one comprehends the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God” (I Corinthians 2:11). Then he goes on to explain that we who believe in Jesus Christ “HAVE the mind of Christ!” (I Corinthians 2:16). We CAN understand the things God has revealed to us in His Word. We can know the mind of God concerning His plan and His purpose in gathering for Himself a chosen people, saved by grace through faith in His Son! God’s purpose is His own glory!!! God’s plan from before the world began has been revealed in His Word to those who are chosen by God, regenerated by God, justified by God, redeemed by God, saved BY GOD!!! Only when you understand these things will you arrive at the place where GOD wants His children to be: at the foot of His throne in adoration, thanksgiving, praise and worship!!! “Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! … For from Him and through Him and to Him are all things. To HIM be glory forever! Amen!!” (Romans 11:33,36).