And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.
– Romans 8:28, ESV
There is nothing that can befall us which is undirected by Him; and nothing will befall those that love Him, therefore, which is not directed by Him to their good. The fundamental thought is the universal government of God. All that comes to you is under His controlling hand. The secondary though is the favour of God to those that love Him. If He governs all, then nothing but good can befall those to whom He would do good. â€¦ Though we are too weak to help ourselves and too blind to ask for what we need, and can only groan in unformed longings, He is the author in us of these very longingsâ€”He knows what they really meanâ€”and He will so govern all things that we shall reap only good from all that befalls us.
– B.B. Warfield on Romans 8:28, in Faith and Life
I grew up in a two-parent, secure, middle-class, Christian household, attending conservative churches and a Christian college, so it follows that I was raised in a safe environment where I could learn the Christian faith and make it my own. Ten years removed from my undergraduate days, by Godâ€™s grace, my faith has remained while I have gone out on my own and have started my own family. [Read more…] about Scholar’s Compass: Remaining Faithful with B. B. Warfield