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Sand Mountain Sermonettes 6

Romans 8:28

Sand Mountain Sermonettes 6

Biblical Biscuits

In my opinion, the best biscuits I have ever eaten were those hand crafted by my maternal grandmother, Mamaw Iris, who lived a few miles from my hometown in Northern Alabama. I loved spending the night with her, and then being treated to her delicious biscuits the next morning for breakfast-the kind of biscuits that were just as soft and wonderful at 6:00 pm as they were at 6:00 am. Mamaw would throw some flour out on her old baking counter and then, in the process, add some baking powder along with milk, sugar, and lard and, after baking, I would taste the world’s best biscuits! But allow me to ask you a question. Would you just sit down and eat a bowl of flour or a bowl of lard by itself? Who would attempt such a thing? But when you mix all the above together, then you have something good!

Paul, writing from personal experience, puts it this way: “And we know all things work together for good, for those who love God, for those who are the called according to His purpose” (Romans 8:28). Paul is referring to Christians in this verse; believers who know something unbelievers do not know. That God can take “all things” including our mistakes and mess-ups, and by His grace and mercy work behind the scenes to produce something beautiful that not only brings us comfort, hope, and revival of spirit through the workings of the Holy Spirit in our lives, but ultimately brings glory and honor to Him. In other words, things that happen in life have a way of constructively working together for good for those who love God and know that He has a perfect plan for their lives. This verse is not saying that everything that happens to us is “good,” but that God can take all things (financial failings, sickness, unfair things and set-backs), and work them together for good! Trust God with your life today! Love Him and rest in His present and eternal care for you. Look to the tapestry of the Cross!

Pastor Louie