Romans 8:28 is one of the most comforting statements in Scripture and gives every true believer great encouragement when it is received properly. I recently discovered that Deuteronomy 23:3-5 illumines Romans 8:28 in a way that is worth noting!
See if you can figure out how the former sheds valuable light on the latter:
Deu 23:3 An Ammonite or Moabite shall not enter into the congregation of the LORD; even to their tenth generation shall they not enter into the congregation of the LORD for ever:
4 Because they met you not with bread and with water in the way, when ye came forth out of Egypt; and because they hired against thee Balaam the son of Beor of Pethor of Mesopotamia, to curse thee.
5 Nevertheless the LORD thy God would not hearken unto Balaam; but the LORD thy God turned the curse into a blessing unto thee, because the LORD thy God loved thee.
Rom 8:28 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.
Do you understand how Deuteronomy 23:3-5 illumines Romans 8:28?