What if… there is an ellipsis in Romans 8:28?
What if the word AWARE… or AWARENESS is the main topic?
If you repeat a word in a context enough, don’t you have the freedom to throw in an ellipsis from time to time?
Notice below how often the word AWARE is mentioned:
26 Now, similarly, the spirit also is aiding our infirmity, for what we should be praying for, to accord with what must be, we are not aware, but the spirit itself is pleading for us with inarticulate groanings.
27 Now He Who is searching the hearts is aware what is the disposition of the spirit, for in accord with God is it pleading for the saints.
28 Now we are aware that God is working all together for the good of those who are loving God, who are called according to the purpose…
Would it be proper to see verse 28 as saying…
28 Now we are aware that God is working all together for the good THIS AWARENESS IS of (or FOR) those who are loving God,
Doesn’t this make more sense? That God is working all together for the good? Romans 11:36 says all is of God.
Now we are aware that, to those who are loving God, God is working all together for good.
Those who love God have this awareness.
He is not working all together for good for those who love Him as many inappropriately think.