Wednesday, October 24
THE BELIEVER’S TRIUMPH
31 What then are we to say about these things? If God is for us, who is against us? 32 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? 33 Who can bring an accusation against God’s elect? God is the one who justifies. 34 Who is the one who condemns? Christ Jesus is the one who died, but even more, has been raised; he also is at the right hand of God and intercedes for us. 35 Who can separate us from the love of Christ? Can affliction or distress or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? 36 As it is written:
Because of you
we are being put to death all day long;
we are counted as sheep to be slaughtered.
37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. 38 For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, 39 nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
If you’ve read the first few chapters of Romans you might believe that God was against you. Now, Paul has shown the lengths God has gone to to save man from wrath and give him victory over all things. With seeing that, can you doubt that God is for you in all things? God didn’t spare anything in His mission to save us, not even His son. Jesus is all the proof you need to believe that God is entirely for you. And if God, the Creator of all things, is for you then certainly none of HIS creation can effectively be against you.
If God is for you, who can be against you? You’ve probably heard that many times before, but what would happen if you truly believed it. What things in life are you allowing to have victory over you? God beat sin, He won. Because God won, you’ve also won. Stop walking around like a loser. Today, live like you’ve actually won the fight against your flesh and the world.
God, thank you for sending Jesus. Thank you for the sacrifices you made to protect me from wrath and give me freedom and purpose.
Pick Four More Activities
Listen and Worship.
Pray a Psalm.
Read a Book.
Retell the Gospel to Yourself.
Take Some Notes on Today's Devotional.
Pray for Yourself, Your Family, Your Church, and the Lost.
Memorize a Verse.
List Five Things You're Thankful For.