The Apostle Paul has always been the world’s example of logic on fire. He never believed a truth without sinking deep into its logical conclusions, then setting it ablaze. And it is here that we find him pondering God’s sovereignty, his control over everything, especially in the life of a believer.
The truth is this: before the world began God himself destined any human being who would enter the glories of heaven. (Verse 29)
For Paul, the practical end of this logic is:
1) Because God is on our side, we win. We win because God gave Jesus Christ, and in him come all blessings. This winning fuels missions.
2) To make us right with God, Jesus died and rose again and now prays on our behalf; a decision made before the world began. Because of this no one may condemn us with charges of sin. This righteousness fuels liberty.
3) Nothing separates us from the love of God. No-thing. In everything that separates the world from God (suffering, hardship, persecution, famine, nakedness, danger, sword, death, Satan, demons, etc) we have been brought near for he has already conquered it all, by the love of God that reaches into eternity past and spreads into eternity future, the love that is revealed in King Jesus. This love fuels love.
Take this truth, mix a little logic, and set it on fire.