"IF GOD BE FOR US"
"If God be for us, who can be against us?" asks the Apostle in Romans 8, and the chapter demonstrates how fully the triune God is indeed "for us." In verse 26 we see God the Holy Spirit "for us." In verse 31 we find God the father "for us." Then in verse 34 God the Son is said to be "for us."
The Godhead is "for us" in our weakness, in our sickness, in our moments of loss and despair. When we doubt, God is still "for us." When we fail, He is "for us." When we fall, God is "for us." There is no time, no place, no condition in which God is not "for us." Such assurance should cause us to take courage and press on with confidence in Him alone!
Strength does not rise out of our inferiority or superiority, nor from the presence or the absence of our adversaries. It is not who is against us but who is "for us" that matters! And how do we know, how can we be assured that God is ever for us? The objective evidence unanswerably demonstrated in human history is given in the inspired words of verse 32:
"He that spared not his own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things?"
– The GRACE JOURNAL, Volume 28 Number 1, Spring 2015
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