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March 27, 2013

The Chain of God’s Action

Filed under: Uncategorized — kevinocoin @ 1:59 am

I have been memorizing Romans chapter 8 recently, and this week I got to these words:

28We know that all things work together for good for those who love God, who are called according to his purpose. 29For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his son, in order that he may be the firstborn within a large family. 30And those whom he foreknew, he also called; and those whom he called, he also justified; and those whom he justified, he also glorified. 

It’s an interesting logical progression: first comes foreknowledge, then predestination, then calling, then justification, then glorification.  It seems a pretty complete list, other than that we might expect sanctification inserted into the list between justification and glorification, based on what we know of Paul’s theology from elsewhere in Romans as well as other letters.  But these verses more or less offer a insight into the chain of God’s action toward us as he calls and molds us, based on his purposes.

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