Statement of Faith | Tell a Friend about Us | Color Scheme:    
Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Join Now!  |  Login
  Our Sponsors

• Try SwordSearcher Bible Software Today

• Join a different kind of "Christian Book Club!" Click to find out how!

• Learn Greek, Aramaic, Biblical or Modern Hebrew online

• Hunting for choral music have you frustrated?

  Study Resources

• Interlinear Bible

• Parallel Bible

• Daily Reading Plan

• Devotionals

• Commentaries

• Concordances

• Dictionaries

• Encyclopedias

• Lexicons

• History

• Sermon Essentials

• Audio Resources

• Religious Artwork

  SL Forums

• Apologetic Forum

• Christian Living

• Ministry Forum

• Evangelism Forum

• Passage Forum

• Help Forum

  Other Resources

• Advertise with SL

• FREE Resources

• Information

• Set Preferences

• Font Resources

• Contacting SL



Home > Devotionals > Every Day Light

Every Day Light

Choose A Date
  Printer friendly version
Send to a Friend
Discuss this devotional

To subscribe to the FREE 'Every Day Light' mailing list, enter your email address below, click "Go!" and we will send you a confirmation email. Follow the instructions in the email to confirm your addition to this list.


Further Study
Additional Verses
Questions to Consider
  1. How does Paul describe the foolishness of God?
  2. What is hidden in Christ?

God's one great goal

"For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the likeness of his Son " (v. 29)

For reading & meditation:
        Romans 8:28-39

What is God's great goal in the universe to which His energies are devoted? We have it in our text for today.The Living Bible puts this best and I have no hesitation in saying that although it is not regarded as a true translation (it is rather a paraphrase), its rendering of Romans 8:29 is one of the most exciting things I have ever read. This is what it says: "For from the very beginning God decided that those who came to him should become like his Son." God's great energy and wisdom, working on behalf of all Christians, is directed to making us like His Son Jesus Christ. Of course this purpose will only be fully realized in the world to come, but while we are here He is pursuing that selfsame purpose nevertheless. It is only when we comprehend this that we will be able to understand the purpose that lies behind all our trials and difficulties. Romans 8:28 - "And we know that all that happens to us is working for our good" (TLB) - must be read in connection with Romans 8:29. Because God is committed to making us like His Son, His wisdom goes to work on every trial that comes our way in order to bring from it something that will enrich our character and make us more like Jesus Christ. Infinite power is ruled by infinite wisdom. He could deliver us and make our lives comfortable but in a fallen world that is not the best purpose. Understanding this is crucial if we are to live our lives the way God desires.

Father, forgive me that so often my goals are diametrically opposed to Yours. Help me bring my goals in line with Your goals. I shall need Your help to adjust. Whatever happens, keep me ever moving toward becoming more and more like Jesus. Amen.


Come to for more inspirational devotions by Selwyn Hughes.



Dead links, typos, or HTML errors should be sent to
Suggestions about making this resource more useful should be sent to

   Powered by LightSpeed Technology

Copyright © 2001-2018,