Everything Happening For A Reason
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And we know that for those who love God, that is, for those who are called according to his purpose, all things are working together for good.
There is a season for everything, and a time for every event under heaven:
No creature can hide from him, but everyone is exposed and helpless before the eyes of the one to whom we must give a word of explanation.
In everything be thankful, because this is God's will for you in the Messiah Jesus.
These things happened to them to serve as an example, and they were written down as a warning for us in whom the culmination of the ages has been attained.
When times are good, be joyful; when times are bad, consider this: God made the one as well as the other, so people won't seek anything outside of his best.
But this happened so that what has been written in their Law might be fulfilled: "They hated me for no reason.'
All this is for your sake so that, as his grace spreads, more and more people will give thanks and glorify God.
For what happens to people also happens to animals a single event happens to them: just as someone dies, so does the other. In fact, they all breathe the same way, so that a human being has no superiority over an animal. All of this is pointless.
I saw all of it as the activity of God. Frankly, a human being cannot understand what happens on earth, because however hard a man works to discover it, he will not find out. Despite what he thinks he knows, he will not be able to figure it out.
In light of all of this, I committed myself to explain it this way: the righteous and the wise, along with everything they do, are in the hands of God. Furthermore, as to love and hate, no human being knows everything concerning them.
Through him all things were made, and apart from him nothing was made that has been made.
I declare from the beginning things to follow, and from ancient times things that have not yet been done; saying, "My purpose will stand, and he will accomplish everything that I please.'
Then he told them, "These are the words that I spoke to you while I was still with you that everything written about me in the Law of Moses, the Prophets, and the Psalms had to be fulfilled."
The LORD of the Heavenly Armies has sworn: "Surely as I have planned, that's what she will become; and just as I have determined, so will it remain
Now faith is the assurance that what we hope for will come about and the certainty that what we cannot see exists.
I've had help from God to this day, and so I stand here to testify to both the powerful and the lowly alike, stating only what the prophets and Moses said would happen
Because I am the LORD, I'll speak and the message that I communicate will be accomplished without delay. While you continue to be a rebellious house, I'll speak the message and then fulfill it," declares the Lord GOD.'"
The LORD made everything answerable to him, including the wicked at the time of trouble.
Many plans occupy the mind of a man, but the LORD's purposes will prevail.
to usher in the fullness of the times and to bring together in the Messiah all things in heaven and on earth.
For everything that was written long ago was written to instruct us, so that we might have hope through the endurance and encouragement that the Scriptures give us.
So be alert at all times, praying that you may have strength to escape all these things that are going to take place and to take your stand in the presence of the Son of Man."
You'll hear of wars and rumors of wars. See to it that you aren't alarmed. These things must take place, but the end hasn't come yet,
But because you did not believe my announcement, which will be fulfilled at its proper time, you will become silent and unable to speak until the day this happens."
The only thing that matters is that you continue to live as good citizens in a manner worthy of the gospel of the Messiah. Then, whether I come to see you or whether I stay away, I may hear all about you that you are standing firm in one spirit, struggling with one mind for the faith of the gospel,
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