"Predestined, Called, Justified, Glorified"
“Predestined, Called, Justified, Glorified”
Believers are foreknown by God - from before the foundation of creation.
Believers are predestined by God - to become conformed to the image of His (Father’s) Son. He (Son) is the firstborn among many brethren.
Now, observe the additional truths…
For those whom He foreknew, He also predestined to become conformed to the image of His Son, so that He would be the firstborn among many brethren;
and these whom He predestined, He also called; and these whom He called, He also justified; and these whom He justified, He also glorified.
Note the action.
“He”...the Most High God…He does all this.
Those He predestined He “called” = kaleo
- to call aloud...to call forth
- to invite
- to give a name
Those He called He also “justified” = dikaioo
- render righteous
- declare, pronounce one to be as he should be
Those He justified He “glorified” = doxazo
- to think, suppose, be of opinion
- to praise, extol, magnify, celebrate
- to honor, do honor to, hold in honor
- to make glorious, adorn with luster, clothe with splendor
As Believers, the Lord has called us forth, He has declared us to be as we should be - righteous, and He releases praise, honor and glory now and in the future...in and through us.
Walk in these truths that the Lord has done for us.