A Most Amazing Question: If God is for Us Who Else Can Be Against Us? God has Got Your Back! Romans 8:31

Romans 8:31Amplified Bible

31 What then shall we say to all these things? If God is for us, who can be [successful] against us?

The Word of God for the Children of God. Gloria! In Excelsis Deo! Alleluia! Amen.

Amazingly enough, this is a question that we should be asking ourselves regularly. ‘If God is for us, who can be against us?’ 

In Romans 8 alone, Paul has written extensively to prove this very point.

God loves us, he sent his son Jesus to die for us, he gave us the Holy Spirit to be our counselor and guide and to remind us of everything Jesus told us.

In lieu of this, this question holds amazing implications for us as believers… understanding the dynamics of how God feels about you will change your life.

When we are holding this perspective in view and weighing everything else that happens against this revelation of God’s unceasing love, unceasing protection towards you and me, then the rest seems less than relevant and unimportant.

David held this perspective throughout his entire life, he wrote in the Psalms, “The LORD is with me; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?” (Psalm 118:6).

He penned this in the midst of the high potential for great turmoil and unrest.

Reasonably, the people would be mightily afraid of that turmoil and unrest as in the briefest of moments people’s lives could go from wonderful to catastrophic.

Reasonably, the people wanted to know who would protect them and who could protect them and who should be protecting them from the coming Roman fury.

Significant questions to ask since no human being could long stand against a Roman soldier with Roman training carrying Romans Swords, Roman Spears.

Who could stand up to or against the commands of an unstable Emperor Nero?

Based on human history, Paul knew the Emperor was going to do whatever was on his mind, was going to give his orders and his will would not be questioned.

Ask yourselves this question: how many times Paul had asked himself the same question during his missionary journeys when he had no control over his life, how much time did he have to live, who was going to be trying to end his words.

Paul undoubtedly had asked himself – “who was powerful enough, who was loving enough, who was strong enough, could protect him from “what’ next?”

But all of his life – he had earned one very valuable lesson – there was always God who would never, ever leave his side under any circumstance (Psalm 121)

He could write about God’s eternal vigilance (Psalm 23) because he knew God and knew that God always loved him and in light of that, nothing else mattered.

Just as asking this question is important, so is our reminding ourselves of the answer. 

‘If God is for us, then who is against us?’ 

Who can be our foe if God is on our side?

With growing confidence, Paul goes on in the next couple of verses to explain how God is the one who justified us (Romans 8:33) and Jesus is the one who died for us (Romans 8:34) so in reality who can bring an accusation against us.

This is so critically important to teach our children, the stranger on the street.

This is so critically important for everyone to hear.

This is so critically important for everyone to listen to.

This is so critically important to for everyone to learn.

This is so critically important to understand.

This is so critically important for us to “wrap our minds and our lives” around.

So many people, too many people miss it in life, take God’s grace for granted, if they do not understand the boundless extent of God’s daily love towards them.

Jude tells us to keep ourselves in the love of God (Jude 1:21) because he knew that having this revelation equips the saints to be powerful in the kingdom.

It is amazing to me to know that God chose me and called me to be his child.

It is beyond amazing to know Jesus died for me, while yet his enemy, and sits at the right hand of the Father interceding for us all – “As Iron Sharpens Iron!”

It is amazing to know that nothing can separate me from his love.

Understanding this will empower you to overcome any obstacle you face.

Understanding this will release you from the fear that keeps you in chains.

David said in the Psalm, 

“The LORD is my light and my salvation- whom shall, I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life- of whom shall I be afraid?” (Psalm 27:1). 

And in today’s passage Paul asks,

What, then, shall we say in response to this?” 

What is there to say?

Could anything be a stronger encouragement to faith than the unalterable evidence of what God has already done for the salvation of His people of faith?

God is the Sovereign Lord, and it is from Him that our salvation comes and with Him that our salvation forever rests and remains undeniably, eternally secure.

God who gave so amazingly and so abundantly of Himself to provide salvation will certainly give continued, final salvation, protect His Children at all costs.

To those who are “in Christ Jesus” ……

there are no rational grounds for apprehension for their salvation is secured.

In spite of my many unanswered questions,

with my whole heart, I believe.

I believe in the living God, the joy of the universe,

  who is the pulse and purpose of all things seen and unseen,

  who from the dust of earth calls up living beings to be children of eternity,

  who through countless ages has provided for us many liberators

  and tirelessly seeks to bring victory out of defeat and life out of decay.

I believe in Jesus the Christ, God’s one and only true Son,

  who is bone of our bone and flesh of our flesh,

  who took upon himself the healing of the human race,

  who bearing the burden of our sins went to Golgotha carrying his cross,

  who was betrayed, crucified, dead and buried in a borrowed tomb,

  who on the third day was found to be gloriously alive,

  meeting with those who trust him and serve him to the end of the world.

I believe in the Holy Spirit of God,

  within and among all who cherish Christ and his way, truth and life

  who brings hope out of despair, love out of apathy, and joy out of sorrow,

  who unceasingly regenerates and reforms and transforms His church

  that it may always be the contemporary body of the risen Christ,

  loving the world through prayer, word and deed.

I believe that even I am caught up in the resurgent life of Christ Jesus,

  and that nothing in life or death can separate me from his love and joy.

In spite of unanswered questions, yes! I believe. Amen!

This affirmation, this glorious revelation leaves me absolutely speechless!

Today, I am blessed to know and understand that God loves me, and nothing can or will separate me from him.

Today we celebrate our life for what and where it is, with our families, may we take time to praise God for the marvelous thing he has done by sending Jesus.

In the name of God, the Father and God the Son and God the Holy Spirit,  

Let us Pray,

Thank You, God, for being my Father and forgiving all my sins, not because I deserve it, but because in absolute love Christ died in my place to pay the price for my sins, all of them. Thank You for all You have done for me, will continue to do, and that my future glorification is as equally complete in Christ as my past justification, when I first trusted Jesus as my only Savior. Thank You that because I am in Christ, You are 100% ‘for me.’ Let me never forget that amazing truth. In Jesus’ name I pray, AMEN.

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