Scripture Reading: Romans 8:31-39
“He who did not spare His own Son, but gave Him up for us all, how will He not also with Him graciously give us all things?” (Romans 8:32)
Now we are given the most conclusive proof of God’s grace, the supreme act of God’s love for us — “He who did not spare His own Son but gave Him up for us all.” Focus on these two words in the verse — “spare” and “gave.” God did not SPARE His own Son. Sparing refers to the suffering Christ experienced. God did not withhold or lighten the punishment Christ received on our behalf.
And God GAVE up His Son for us. Christ was made to be sin for us — “For our sake He made Him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God” (II Corinthians 5:21). The Father delivered to His Son the condemnation that sin demands. He did not spare Him but gave Him up for us all.
If God did this for us, surely He will graciously give us all things. God will give us all things to conform us to the image of His Son (v. 29). He will cause all things to work together for our good (v. 28). Why would we ever doubt God’s love and His provisions for us? If He did not spare His Son, do you think He will withhold what is best for us?
We must never doubt God’s love for us — “For God so loved the world that He gave His only Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life” (John 3:16). If God did this, don’t you think He will graciously give us all things?
Lord God, I know that You did not spare Your Son but gave Him up for me. Christ bore the full punishment that my sins deserve. He took my place on the cross and You did not spare Him from receiving the penalty I rightly deserve. If You did this for me, I know You will graciously give me all things. I can never doubt Your love and Your provisions for me.
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