November 17, 2019
Moreover, whom He did predestinate, them He also called: and whom He called, them He also justified: and whom He justified, them He also glorified. Romans 8:30
Dr. C. I. Scofield, who edited the Scofield Bible, says that “predestination is the effective exercise of the will of God by which things before determined by Him are brought to pass.” That is, God says He is determined to do something and then He does it. God’s wisdom is supreme.
What did God predestinate? That those whom He foreknew will be conformed to the image of His Son, Jesus Christ, who is “the Firstborn among many brethren” (Romans 8:29).
God had one Son and He said, “I want more just like Him.” And so God is redeeming a whole race of people, so that all these people might be conformed to the image of God’s Son.
If you are saved, you are predestined to be like Jesus. When God foreknew that you would receive Jesus as your Lord and Savior, then He said, “It is settled. You will one day be like My Son.”
Thank God for what He has done and is going to do, in shaping you into the image of the Lord Jesus Christ.