A Closer Walk
Here is something for your consideration. Nothing is wasted in the Kingdom of God. This thought is not only worth considering, but also worth pondering. There is nothing wasted in the Kingdom of God. Everything we do can be used by our Heavenly Father to build up His Kingdom, our personal ministry, or the ministry of another believer. Nothing is wasted in the Kingdom of God. Even if we have done something we would consider bad or even stupid, our Lord can and does use that to further His Kingdom.
"And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose," Romans 8:28 NASB. God causes how many things to work together for good? ALL things. Pastors tell us that the Greek word translated in our Bibles as the word all means, well, all. Everything. Nothing left out. All. God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God. Pretty simple.
Nothing is wasted in the kingdom of God. Because God CAUSES all things to work together for good. Our Heavenly Father is actively at work in our lives and in our world to cause all things, everything, to work together for good to those who are called according to His purpose. The phrase, "called according to His purpose," would be referring to believers. Those who have repented of their sins and been washed by the blood of the Lamb; and who worship and serve the Lord God Almighty.
Some examples. The Apostle Paul was thrown into prison by the Romans. During his time in prison he wrote letters to the churches at Ephesus, Philippi, Colossae, and to a man named Philemon. These letters are included in our Bibles as the books of Ephesians, Philippians, Collossians, and Philemon. They are also known as "the Prison Epistles." Talk about making the best of a bad situation! Second example: Old Testament character Joseph was sold into slavery by his own brothers, and taken from his father's home into Egypt. While in Egypt he was wrongly imprisoned, twice. But eventually he was brought into the presence of Pharoah, King of Egypt, who asked Joseph to interpret his dreams. Joseph responded with a true interpretation that caused the Pharoah and his advisers to marvel at his wisdom. Consequently he was put in charge of the entire nation of Egypt and guided them as they prepared for a coming famine. His brothers wound up in Egypt during the famine and because of his position he was able to save them from starvation. Third example: Another Old Testament person named Esther was volunteered to enter a beauty contest where she was competing to be the new wife of the king. She won the contest and became the queen. Because of her position she was able to save her entire people from an evil plot put in place by one of the king's advisers.
Nothing is wasted in the kingdom of God. Because our God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose. Whether we think of the things we have done as good, bad, or indifferent. Why? Because there is nothing wasted in the Kingdom of God. He is able to use everything that comes to us or upon us, including our stumbles and falls, for our good and His glory. Praise the Lord! Hallelujah!
“What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who is against us?” Romans 8:31 NASB.