From the pen of Dr. Sam Jones
“For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son,…” (Romans 8:29).
Before the world was created and life was formed, the scheme of redemption, i.e., God’s plan to save people was designed and set in motion (Eph. 1:4-5; 2 Tim. 1:9). In Romans 8:30, the plan requires all people to answer the call of the gospel (2 Thess. 2:14). Those who answer the call of the gospel will receive at least two benefits: (1) they will be justified, i.e., made right according to God’s standards, and (2) they will be glorified on the Day of Christ’s return. The scheme of redemption also affirms God’s intent for all believers to experience a “spiritual transformation” (Rom. 8:29). Obedient believers are expected to change into the likeness or image of His Son. Christianity requires a metamorphosis to occur in the lives of obedient believers. Two questions for consideration: (1) are you changing into the likeness of Christ and (2) are others able to notice the change?
Strive to think and behave like Christ!