Scripture Reading: Romans 8:31-39
“What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?” (Romans 8:31)
The eighth chapter of Romans ends with a series of questions. The first one is — “What then shall we say to these things?” Go back and read chapter 8 again and look at all the things that God has done for us. Let’s take verses 29 and 30 — “For those who He foreknew He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, in order that He might be the firstborn among many brothers. And those whom He predestined He also called, and those whom He called He also justified, and those whom He justified He also glorified.” God has done all these things for us. He has secured our salvation. This glorious chain of salvation cannot be broken. “What shall we say to these things?”
We must conclude that God is for us. He wants the best for us. He stands with us. He fights for us. He protects us. He saves us. He is FOR US! “If God is for us, who can be against us?” The answer is no one — not Satan, not our enemies, and not even our own conscience. God is for us. The most powerful Being in all the universe is for us. His love and power are directed toward us. The opposition of the world, the flesh and the devil will never succeed in robbing us of all that God has done for us.
“What shall we say to these things?” We are almost left speechless. Consider all that God has done for us — He sent His Son to condemn sin so that there would be no condemnation for us who are in Christ Jesus (8:1-8). He sent His Spirit to lead us and to bear witness that we are the children of God (Romans 8:12-17). He promises us glory — a glory that is so great that the sufferings of this present time pale to nothing when God’s glory is revealed to us (Romans 8:18-25). He sent His Spirit to help us in our weakness and to intercede for us (Romans 8:26,27). He causes all things to work together for our good (Romans 8:28). He predestined us and called us. He justified us and He will glorify us (Romans 8:29,30).
“What shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?” We should be moved to deep humility and gratitude. We should be filled with awe and wonder of this God who is for us. When we consider these things, we should be filled with joy, peace, comfort and love. Don’t forget — God is FOR US!
Lord God, I am so thankful to know that You are for me. You stand by me. You want the best for me. You have destined me for glory. I am deeply loved by You. I have Your protection. I have nothing to fear. I am deeply humbled when I think that You, the God of this universe, is for me.
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