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.
These words have particularly hit home over the course of the last few weeks. Not because of what they say, but because of how they say it. That is the beauty and simplicity of the King James Bible. Now, you’re probably thinking that the KJV is the most difficult to understand of all the English translations; how can it be both difficult and simple?
Words. Words are the difference. The meanings of words are utterly important to the meaning of the entire sentence. If God wanted us to get the general idea of what He was saying, He would have given us ESV, (English Standard Version), or NIV, (Not Inspired Version), but He wanted us to get as close as possible to what He actually said, so He gave us the KJV. The King James Version of the bible is still the most accurate English translation ever printed, because of the detail and meticulous care with which it was copied word for word from more than 5,000 manuscripts. Words do matter, and though KJV was not the first English Bible, it is the best. I can a wealth of information and truths to attest that, but it is sufficed for now to leave it at that.
Actually, one more thing: I looked up articles on the KJB and most of these people probably get their facts from Wikipedia. Most if not all of them were grossly uneducated about the King James Bible.
And we know…
We know. We don’t think that all things work together for our good. We don’t just hope that all things work together for our good. We know that they do. Knowing something is having confidence in it, being sure that it is so.
…that all things work together for good…
Two words here to note: “all” and “work”. All things work together means that all things are not immediately for our good. It also doesn’t say that all things are good, but only that they work that way. There will be things that happen that are not good, but will eventually work out that way. It means that we can’t see the full picture. Everything that happens in our lives is for a purpose, for a good that we can’t see yet, but one day we will.
…to them that love God…
Here’s the condition: things will only work together for our good to them that love God. If you love God, it defines everything else that happens in your life, both for the good and the bad alike.
…to them who are the called according to his purpose…
Finally, it’s not just loving God, it is being called. If we are not called from our sins, and called to His service all things will not necessarily work together for your good. To be called, then to act upon that calling, living inside His will for your life, then all things will work together for your good.
Those He calls, He keeps. Those He keeps, He sustains.
As always, thanks for reading.
—the anonymous novelist