'And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose'
All things? Does that actually mean everything? Yes says Watson. All things actually means all things. There is nothing that a Christian can go through that does not build Him up and bless Him. Scripture is a feast to the Soul and according to Watson Romans 8v28 is one of the most sweetest dishes.
Why so sweet? 2 reasons:
The certainty of the privilege
We know all things work for our good. How? Not by vague opinion or written doctrine but by God testifying to our Soul. He infallibly speaks and we listen because His voice is sweet (S of S 2v14). 'The Spirit of God imprints heavenly truths upon the heart as with the point of a diamond'. Meaning we know infallibly the truth about life. Facts about the evil of sin and majesty of God and written on our hearts.
The excellency of the privilege
'All the various dealings of God with His children do by a special providence turn to their good'. Every path we walk in we find mercy and therefore it works for our good (Psalm 25v10). The pathway has rough stones and thorns which hurt our naked feet but the scenery and smells of God's glory make any affliction endurable.