Feb 08, 2015 7:50 PM GMT
We had this in our sermon today at church because the Bible says in ALL THINGS God works for the good of those who love him. In other words God cares about EVERYTHING that happens in this world and EVERYTHING that happens to his believers. And everything that does happen to us believers is for our eternal good. So God is involved in everything that happens in this world, even something as trivial as a football game. But God's objective isn't about getting some NFL teams and some Christians a trip to the Super Bowl. But he wants to give everyone a trip to heaven. So he controls everything in this world for that purpose to get people to heaven. So, if your team never gets to the Super Bowl, that isn't the worst thing. The worst thing is that you never get to heaven. So when bad things happen to us, even these bad things are used by God to create and strengthen our faith in his promises and ultimately get us to heaven. Death is often considered to be the worst thing that can happen to anyone. But for a Christian death is a tool used by God to get you from earth to heaven. So when God allows a Christian to die, he is using this bad thing to accomplish something wonderful for them--eternal life in heaven. So in ALL things, both good and bad, in a football game victory and a football game loss, God is working for the eternal good of those who love him.