“What, then, can we say about all of this? If God is for us, who can be against us? The one who did not spare his own Son, but offered him as a sacrifice for all of us, surely will give us all things, along with his Son, won’t he? Who will accuse God’s elect? It is God who justifies! Who is the one to condemn? It is the Messiah Jesus who is interceding on our behalf. He died, and more importantly, has been raised and is seated at the right hand of God.
Who will separate us from the Messiah’s love? Can trouble, distress, persecution, hunger, nakedness, danger, or a violent death do this? As it is written,
“For your sake we are being put to death all day long.
We are thought of as sheep headed for slaughter.” In all these things we are triumphantly victorious due to the one who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor anything above, nor anything below, nor anything else in all creation can separate us from the love of God that is ours in union with the Messiah Jesus, our Lord” Romans 8:31-39. [Excerpt From: The ISV Foundation. “The Holy Bible: International Standard Version.” iBooks. https://itun.es/us/BpCbA.l]
When God has selected you,
It doesn’t matter who else has rejected
Or neglected you.
God’s favor outweighs all opposition
You are a winner! (Spiritualinspiration/Tumblr)
I watched a short message from Beth Moore this morning where she was speaking on meditating on the Word of God. She suggested writing down a verse that you feel God has spoken to you during your time of reading in the morning, and then putting it in front of you throughout the day. She liked the sticky note idea so that you could keep it in front of your eyes.
I happened to be reading Romans 8. I have been reading it and re-reading it for a few mornings now as God seems to be imprinting this deep into my soul. I have been breaking it down into chunks, because each section is an entire sermon on this amazing God whom we serve and I don’t want to miss any of it.
As with many others I know, we struggle at times with feeling condemnation, accusation, and isolation—not for any good reason; our enemy does not need a reason to begin his systematic attacks against our identity in Christ. He does it because he can—and because he’s mean. The only weapon we have against his lies is truth. God’s truth.
Romans 8: 31-39 is not just truth; it is TRUTH!
This morning I have a mind to believe it.