Romans 8:31-32 NIV 2011
What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare his won Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things?
Paul ended his discourse on Sanctification revealing the Romans were more than conquerors through Christ. He offered them the opportunity to respond by closing with pertinent questions regarding God’s purpose in sending Christ: to save sinners. They were either all in for Christ or they weren’t. There was no “going along to get along.” The blood of Jesus Christ that makes all acceptable to God washes all believers. Salvation changes the lives of believers. Walking with Christ is true fundamental transformation for saved sinners. Abraham received God’s gift: Isaac’s life, Genesis 22:16. God graciously gave believers the gift of eternal life. God is for us!
Studying the book of Ruth in church, the pastor ended chapter one with, “God is for us.” Even when the world surrounding us appears to be crashing down around us like it had for Naomi, God was still with her. Daily I see His hand in minute details of my life. A casual comment from a friend reminded me of a commitment I’d made to Him. Being at the right place at the right time my response; God is always for me.
How is God for us each day?
His saved sinners,