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  Northfield, NJ 08225


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"And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love Him, to those who are called according to His purpose" (Rom. 8:28).

There was a time (to some there still is) that a person's word was enough to bind an agreement or contract. In today's society, that may still work among friends, but in the real world, some written contract is required. When we decide to follow Jesus, the contract is drawn up. When we follow our part of the agreement, God guarantees to live up to His part of the bargain. Today's verse is another example of the contract.The apostle Paul shows God's promise of deliverance from whatever binds us. For all things to work together for good, we must love God. We also must make sure that we are indeed those who have been called according to His purpose. Through our love and faith God lives up to the promise of His protection. God will allow even those things that may seem to be stumbling-blocks to turn into stepping-stones. When this happens, we can then witness to others of the power and goodness of our God in honoring thethe contract.

In John 14:1-3, Jesus tells us about the many dwelling places in His Father's house. He says; "If I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself, that where I am, you may be also." Paul backs up this guarantee with these words; "the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life" (Gal. 6:8). Our part of the contract is to be in the Spirit. God promises that the Spirit will guide us to everlasting life. As wonderful as the contract is, it is moot if we do not live up to our part of the bargain. Ahhh, but those great guarantees that await us make this contract the best one that we will ever enter into....

Have a wonderful day...A RAK would certainly be in order... Love mark Phil. 4:11

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