Commentary of the Scripture:
That is good for the saints which does their souls good. Every providence tends to the spiritual good of those that love God; in breaking them off from sin,bringing them nearer to God, weaning them from the world,and fitting them for heaven. When the saints act out of character, corrections will be employed to bring them back again. And here is the order of the causes of our salvation, a golden chain,one which cannot be broken. 1. Whom he did foreknow,he also did predestinate to
be conformed to the image of his Son. All that God designed for glory and happiness as the end,he decreed to grace and holiness as the way. The whole human race deserved destruction; but for reasons not perfectly known to us, God determined to recover some by regeneration and the power of his grace. He predestinated, or before decreed,that they should be conformed to the image of his Son. In this life they are in part renewed,and walk in his steps. 2. Whom he did predestinate, them he also
called. It is an effectual call, from self and earth to God, and Christ, and heaven, as our end; from sin and vanity to grace and holiness,as our way. This is the gospel call. The love of God,ruling in the hearts of those who once were enemies to him,proves that they have been called according to his purpose. 3. Whom he called,them he also justified. None are thus justified but those that are effectually called. Those who stand out against the gospel call, abide under guilt and wrath. 4.
Whom he justified,them he also glorified. The power of corruption being broken in effectual calling,and the guilt of sin removed in justification, nothing can come between that soul and glory. This encourages our faith and hope; for,as for God,his way,his work, is perfect. The apostle speaks as one amazed,and swallowed up in admiration, wondering at the height and depth, and length and breadth, of the love of Christ,which passeth knowledge. The more we know of other things,the less we
wonder; but the further we are led into gospel mysteries,the more we are affected by them. While God is for us, and we keep in his love,we may with holy boldness defy all the powers of darkness.
The above is a wonderful commontary of the scriptures of Romans 8:32-39
Below is the word for word scripture of Gods Holy Word from which the commentary has come.
31 What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us,who can be against us?
32 He that spared not his own Son,but delivered him up for us all,how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?
33 Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God’s elect? It is God that justifieth.
34 Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died,yea rather,that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God,who also maketh intercession for us.
35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation,or distress,or persecution,or famine,or nakedness,or peril,or sword?
36 As it is written,For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.
37 Nay,in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.
38 For I am persuaded,that neither death, nor life,nor angels,nor principalities,nor powers,nor things present,nor things to come,
39 Nor height,nor depth,nor any other creature,shall be able to separate us from the love of God,which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Romans 8:31-39 KJV
“Have a blessed day, I am.”
A. T. S .