For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren (Romans 8:29).
God knew you before you were born; did you ever stop to think about it? It reveals just how special you are to Him. He foreknew and predestined you to a glorious life ever before you were born.
The word “foreknow” as used in our opening verse means much more than just knowing about someone ahead of time. It also connotes to take special interest in someone. God takes special interest in you because of Jesus Christ. He planned your life ahead of time. He planned to make you walk in preordained pathways and be conformed to the image and likeness of His son, Jesus.
Observe our theme verse again, this time, from the Amplified version: “For those whom He foreknew [of whom He was aware and loved beforehand], He also destined from the beginning [foreordaining them] to be molded into the image of His Son [and share inwardly His likeness]…” Blessed truth! It’s like what the Lord said in Jeremiah 1:5, “Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.” I’ve often tried to imagine what must have gone through the mind of Jeremiah, when the Lord said those words, telling him, “I chose you before you were born.”
Now, this isn’t limited to Jeremiah; it applies to you too. God also knew you before you were born. You didn’t come to this world by chance; He knew you were coming; therefore you’re not an accident. Never gripe, complain or worry about past mistakes. You should always declare, “My life is for the glory of God; I’m journeying in preordained pathways.” No matter what happens, square up, chin up, and be conscious that the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ has established you in preordained pathways.