April 18, 2009

If God Is For Us, Who Can Be Against Us?

The stress of the world, hard times, temptation, sin, times when we feel like everyone and everything is against us; these are the times when we can turn to scripture for comfort. Romans 8:31-39 is a great passage of encouragement and a reminder that God is powerful and in control. God is on our side, and when that's the case, no one can be against us.

God gave us His only Son, a sacrifice for our sin. Christ died and was resurrected from the grave to pay the price for our sins. God provided this way for us out of His grace. And if He gave His Son, what will stop Him from giving us all things? No one has anything to hold against us as believers (as God's elect). Only God can judge us. Only God can justify us.

Romans 8 38-39
For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Praise God for His Protection.