If God is For Us Who Can be Against Us?

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Security

In this passage Paul asked and answered several questions in order to bring to us the truth that a believer’s eternal salvation is completely secure in God’s hands. The first question is, “What shall we then say to these things?” The response would be to say “Hallelujah” (vv. 28-30). God’s plan will be carried out perfectly. The next question is, “If God be for us, who can be against us?” God is the sovereign creator of the universe, and Satan and his demons cannot triumph over believers. In verse 32 we have the question, “ . . . how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?” God gave His own Son, and He gives us what we need for our sanctification.

Two questions are; “Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God’s elect? and who is he that condemeth” (vv. 33-34)? Satan is the accuser of God’s people, but he will be thrown out of court because Christ the Judge declares the accused person righteous. Have you ever heard someone say that they are not good enough for God, so He will not save them? They may feel that salvation is for everyone else but them. The answer to this can be found in verses 31-34. If God gave His Son for us, He isn’t going to hold back the gift of salvation! If Christ gave His life for us, He isn’t going to turn around and condemn us! He will not withhold anything we need to live for Him. The book of Romans is more than a theological explanation of God’s redeeming grace. It is also a letter of comfort and confidence to all of us.

Application

Nothing can stop Christ’s constant presence with me. His love is so great that I feel totally secure in Him, and with this assurance there is no need to be afraid. If my salvation depended on me I would have lost it a long time ago. It is so wonderful knowing He is holding on to me and it is not me holding on to Him.

Romans 8:31-34 (English Standard Version)

What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? 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? Who shall bring any charge against God's elect? It is God who justifies. Who is to condemn? Christ Jesus is the one who died--more than that, who was raised- -who is at the right hand of God, who indeed is interceding for us.

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