March 11, 2022

Romans 8:31-39 (HCSB)
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 anguish 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 victorious through Him who loved us. 38 For I am persuaded that not even death or life, angels or rulers, things present or things to come, hostile powers, 39 height or depth, or any other created thing will have the power to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord!

Wes Wynne
It’s easy to beat yourself up when you do or have done things that you know you shouldn’t. Paul gives us a question-and-answer session in the first five verses of this section of chapter 8 that should help us get to a place where we can forgive ourselves. The answers to all of Paul’s questions ultimately point to God’s sovereignty and sin’s defeat. While God doesn’t like our sin, He still uses us in our mess to bring glory to Himself. Paul could have stopped there with his questions and answers, but he continues by reminding us again of our victory over sin through Christ Jesus. If God is for us, who is against us? Who can separate us from the of love Christ? Remember sin is not the victor and nothing can separate you from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord! Nothing!

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