All Things Are For Your Sake

 

“For all things are for your sakes, that the abundant grace might through the thanksgiving of many redound to the glory of God.”

(2 Corinthians 4:15)

 

If you are a believer, if you are a child of God, if you trust the Lord Jesus Christ alone as your Lord and Savior, this statement is true of you, and I want you to know it. If you are not a believer, if you do not trust the Son of God, it will do you no good to claim God’s promises to his children. But if you are the Lord’s, the promise is yours. Read it, hear it, and rejoice in it. — "For all things are for your sakes, that the abundant grace might through the thanksgiving of many redound to the glory of God."

 

All things are for your sakes.” — Carry that blessed promise just as far as your heart’s imagination will allow you. I assure you, your widest, highest thoughts are indescribably less than God’s infinite promise! He who is my heavenly Father is “God that performeth all things for me” (Psalm 57:2). What a God, what a Savior we have! He “performeth all things for us!” Imagine that! Can you get hold of that? He “performeth all things for us!” Whatever has been, is now, or shall be hereafter is for my sake and for your sake!

 

"And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose…If God be for us, who can be against us?" (Romans 8:28). No one and nothing, in heaven, earth or hell, can be against us with success, if God be for us!

 

In 1 Corinthians 3:21 we are told “all things are yours!” Again, I say, if you are a believer, if you trust the Lord Jesus Christ, this is God’s word to you, to you personally, and to all believers collectively: — All things spiritual are yours. All grace is yours! All the blessings of God and his grace are yours. All the privileges of grace are yours. All the servants of God and all their labors are yours. All things temporal are yours to use and enjoy for the glory of God and one another’s good. All things heavenly are yours. All the angels of God, the throne of God, God our Father, the Son of God and the Spirit of God, all are yours, if you are Christ’s! All things eternal are yours as well. All the glory of heaven which the Father has given to Christ as our Mediator, Christ has given to us. He said to the Father, — "The glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one" (John 17:22). All the glory of the all-glorious Son of God is the free gift of his grace to every believer!

 

Take these three gospel facts with you through the remainder of your days in this world of woe. They will enable you to laugh at Satan’s rage and cope with a frowning world. — “All things are for your sakes.” “All things work together for good” to God’s elect. “All things are yours!”

 

 

 

 

 

Don Fortner

 

 

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