A few weeks ago I wrote a blog post about Romans 8:28-30. You can read that here.
Romans 8 is so good for the soul. I would highly recommend reading it at least once a day every day for the next week. You won’t regret it.
As if verses 28-30 weren’t already one of the most precious and comforting promises we can cling to as believers, Paul keeps piling on the goodness of our Heavenly Father in verses 31-32.
What then are we to say about these things? If God is for us, who is against us? He did not even spare his own Son but offered him up for us all. How will he not also with him grant us everything? – Romans 8:31-32 (CSB)
You’ll want to reread those verses again. Probably out loud. Go ahead. I’ll wait.
What words could we use that would adequately communicate the depth of awe that those verses elicit? Wow? Amen? Praise God?
I’m not sure there is an adequate way to verbalize the amount of joy, thanksgiving, wonder, comfort, hope, love, splendor, and grace that those verses lead us to.
Believer, if God is for you, who is against you?
If he takes all things (even the things that are against you) and works them together for your good by conforming you to his own Son through those things, who or what could possibly ever stand in his way of accomplishing his purpose for you?
Believer, God is for you.
How can you know this for sure? Because he did not even spare his own Son but offered him up for you. Oh, what lavish love!
What the law could not do for you since it was weakened by the flesh, God did. He condemned sin in the flesh by sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh as a sin offering (Romans 8:3).
Believer, God did not spare his own Son from you. He offered him for you.
And if he gave you his own Son, how will he not also with him grant you everything?
That’s not a license for health, wealth, and happiness, though. Read the last part of Romans 8:17. That “everything” actually involves suffering. But that suffering is for the purpose of conforming you to Christ so that you will also be glorified with him.
Believer, along with his Son, God will grant you everything, for your good and his glory.
For the LORD God is a sun and shield; the LORD bestows favor and honor. No good thing does he withhold from those who walk uprightly. – Psalm 84:11 (ESV) (Emphasis mine)
For all of God’s promises have been fulfilled in Christ with a resounding “Yes!” And through Christ, our “Amen” (which means “Yes”) ascends to God for his glory. – 2 Corinthians 1:20 (NLT) (Emphasis mine)
His divine power has given us everything required for life and godliness through the knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. – 2 Peter 1:3 (CSB) (Emphasis mine)
Believer, your justification is a done deal. Your sanctification is happening now. Your glorification is coming. Romans 8:28-30 promise that. And all of God’s promises for you are a resounding “Yes!” in Christ.
God will not withhold anything from you, because he did not even spare his own Son, but offered him up for you.
How will he not also with him grant you everything?
Questions to consider:
In what areas of your life do you feel like God is against you?
In what areas of your life do you feel like God is withholding something from you?
How does Romans 8:31-32 give you a new perspective in those areas?