Merry Monday! Parris Bailey

-Synergy is two or more things functioning together to produce a result not independently obtainable. (Wikipedia)

Rom. 8:28 “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.”

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“Either directly or indirectly, every event has a tendency to the spiritual good of those that love God, breaking them off from sin, bringing them nearer to God, weaning them from the world, fitting them for heaven. They work, as physic works upon the body, various ways, according to the intention of the physician; but all for the patient’s good. They work together, as several ingredients in a medicine concur to answer the intention. It is not from any specific quality in the providences themselves, but from the power and grace of God working in, with, and by, these providences. God hath set the one over against the other (Eccl. vii. 14): synergy, denoting the harmony of Providence and its uniform designs, all the wheels as one wheel, Ezek. 5:13.” Spurgeon

“In prosperity and adversity, whether in things temporal or spiritual, work “together”, and make an intricate woven work in providence and grace.” John Gill

“He hath His way in the whirlwind,” they see “His chariot paved with love” (So 3:10). And knowing that it is in pursuance of an eternal “purpose” of love that they have been “called into the fellowship of His Son Jesus Christ” (1Co 1:9), they naturally say within themselves, “It cannot be that He ‘of whom, and through whom, and to whom are all things,’ should suffer that purpose to be thwarted by anything really adverse to us, or that He should not make all things, dark as well as light, crooked as well as straight, to co-operate to the furtherance and final completion of His high design.”. JFB

Barnes says; “And we know with an absolute knowledge that all things are constantly working together, resulting in good for those who are loving God, for those who are called ones according to His purpose.”

Alford comments, “believers as not merely loving God, but being beloved by God. The divine side of their security from harm is brought out, as combining with and ensuring the other. They are sure that all things work for their good, not only because they love Him who worketh all things, but also because He who worketh all things hath loved and chosen them, and carried them through the successive steps of their spiritual life. And we know – This verse introduces another source of consolation and support, drawn from the fact that all flyings are under the direction of an infinitely wise Being, who has purposed the salvation of the Christian, and who has so appointed all things that they shall contribute to it. All our afflictions and trials; all the persecutions and calamities to which we are exposed. Though they are numerous and long-continued yet they are among the means that are appointed for our welfare. They shall cooperate; they shall mutually contribute to our good. They take off our affections from this world; they teach us the truth about our frail, transitory, and lying condition; they lead us to look to God for support, and to heaven for a final home.”