Romans 8:28-30 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. 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. Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified.
Purpose- a setting forth of a thing, placing of it in view, a purpose; 1 Kings 5:5 And, behold, I purpose to build an house unto the name of the LORD my God, as the LORD spake unto David my father, saying, Thy son, whom I will set upon thy throne in thy room, he shall build an house unto my name. Ephesians 1:11-12 In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will: That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ.
Foreknow- to have knowledge before hand; Isaiah 42:9 Behold, the former things are come to pass, and new things do I declare: before they spring forth I tell you of them. 1 Peter 1:2 Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: Grace unto you, and peace, be multiplied.
Predestinate- to predetermine, appoint beforehand; Psalm 81:3 Blow up the trumpet in the new moon, in the time appointed, on our solemn feast day. Ephesians 1:5-6 Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will, To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved.
Conformed- having the same form as another, similar, conformed to; Romans 12:2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. 2 Corinthians 5:21 For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.
Image- an image, figure, likeness; Genesis 5:1 This is the book of the generations of Adam. In the day that God created man, in the likeness of God made he him; Hebrews 1:1-3 God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds; Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high;
Called- to call, to invite; Luke 5:32 I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance. Acts 2:39 For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call.
Justified- to render righteous, to declare one to be just; Isaiah 45:25 In the LORD shall all the seed of Israel be justified, and shall glory. Romans 5:9 Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him.
Glorified- to make glorious, adorn with luster, clothe with splendor, to honor, do honor to, hold in honor; Psalm 66:2 Sing forth the honour of his name: make his praise glorious. Hebrews 2:11 For both he that sanctifieth and they who are sanctified are all of one: for which cause he is not ashamed to call them brethren,