Romans 8:31–39 (NKJV)
31 What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? 32 He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things? 33 Who shall bring a charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies. 34 Who is he who condemns? It is Christ who died, and furthermore is also risen, who is even at the right hand of God, who also makes intercession for us. 35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? 36 As it is written:
“For Your sake we are killed all day long;
We are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.”
37 Yet 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 principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, 39 nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.Romans 8:31-39
Paul writes a rapturous passage of Scripture here that makes three very strong, bold statements or questions.
- If God is for us, who can be against us?
- Who shall separate us from the love of Christ?
- Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.
This passage begins with a faith statement that God is greater than any enemy we could encounter. Therefore, if He is for us, no one can come against us and have an opportunity to defeat us. God’s plan is the only one that will succeed. While God’s plan may not always be what we may have chosen, it is always the best plan, and with His plan, we win! He goes on to state by faith that God’s love is not only everlasting, but ever faithful. God will love us no matter what we go through. While there is a distinction between God’s love and God’s approval, the truth remains that God will love us no matter what. His love is faithful and true for eternity. Paul then finishes up with a statement that declares our ability to conquer anything through the Lord or “Him Who loved us.” We can overcome every obstacle, win every righteous conflict, destroy our enemies. We can be victorious in battle, and win the ultimate war with God leading, guiding, and empowering us, and fighting for us. We win when we fight with Him. Today is a great day to invite Jesus to take over the reigns of your life again. If you have battled in your own strength and been whipped, give Him the battle and let Him win it. He is greater than any enemy you have. He will always love you enough to fight for you. He will make you more than a conqueror!