These two words are used together more than 200 times in the Word of God. “All things” is an all-inclusive, universal term. “All things” means “all things”. God does not say “all things” when he means “some things”, or “most things”. When God says, “all things”, he means “all things”. This is what the Lord God tells us about “all things”.
“All things are of God” (2 Corinthians 5:18). — Everything that comes to pass in time was purposed and predestinated by God in eternity (Ephesians 1:11), and is brought to pass in time by God’s sovereign providence (Isaiah 45:7; Romans 11:36). There are no accidents in this world. There is no such thing as “luck,” “fate,” or “chance.” “All things are of God.” This is especially true with reference to salvation. “Salvation is of the Lord!” He planned it. He purchased it. He performs it. He preserves it. He perfects it. And he shall have all the praise for it!
“All things are for your sakes” (2 Corinthians 4:15). — If you are a believer, one of God’s elect, everything that ever has been, is, or shall be has been ordained and is brought to pass by God for your eternal, spiritual good (Romans 8:28). Nothing ever has happened, shall happen, or can happen that will harm you (Proverbs 12:21). Divine predestination and divine sovereignty are the security of the believer’s soul.
“All things are yours” (1 Corinthians 3:21). — All things are yours by God’s design. All things are yours to use for your own comfort and pleasure as you seek to glorify God in all things. All things are yours if you are Christ’s, for Christ is the Maker and Possessor of all things.