TCH MINI-STUDY: 19
REASONS WHY GOD IS WORKING IN OUR LIVES
To Cause All Things To Work Together For Good: And
we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose (Rom 8:28).
Bring Us To Repentance: Of those eighteen, upon whom the tower in Siloam fell, and slew them, think ye that they were sinners above
all men that dwelt in Jerusalem? I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish (Luke 13:4-5).
Us To Trust In God: For we would not, brethren, have you ignorant of our trouble which came to us in Asia, that we were pressed out
of measure, above strength, insomuch that we despaired even of life: But we had the sentence of death in ourselves, that we should
not trust in ourselves, but in God which raiseth the dead (2 Cor 1:8-9).
To Bring Us To Righteousness And Holiness: For whom
the Lord loveth he chasteneth [for our profit AND HOLINESS], and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth (Heb 12:6).
For they verily
for a few days chastened us after their own pleasure; but he for our profit, that we might be partakers of his holiness. Now no chastening
for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them
which are exercised thereby (Heb 12:10-11).
To Eventually Bring Us To Resurrection And Glory: For our light affliction, which
is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory (2 Cor 4:17).
That I may know him, and the
power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death; If by any means I might attain
unto the resurrection of the dead (Php 3:10-11).
To Provide Us An Example: For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also
suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his [Christ's] steps (1 Peter 2:21).
For His Predestined Purposes:Ye men of Israel, hear these words; Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God among you by miracles and wonders and signs, which God
did by him in the midst of you, as ye yourselves also know: Him, being delivered by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God,
ye have taken, and by wicked hands have crucified and slain (Act 2:22-23).
According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation
of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love: Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by
Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will (Ephesians 1:4-5).
THE LOVE THAT GOD HATH TO US
"And we have known and believed the love that
God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in
dwelleth in God, and God in him. Herein is our love
made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is,
so are we in this world.
There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth
out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth
made perfect in love. We love him, because
he first loved us."
(1 John 4:16-19)