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  • Writer's pictureDavid and Marilynn Chadwick

Ponder the Preposition: For

God Is For  You

In Romans 8, Paul outlined some profound promises for followers of Jesus.  He started by saying there is no condemnation for those in Christ Jesus (verse 1).  He went on to say that the power that raised Jesus from the dead now lives in us (verse 11).  Our present pain can’t begin to compare with the glorious future given to us in heaven (verse 18).  We know that all things work together for good for those who love God and are called according to his purposes (verse 28).  The Holy Spirit in us is working faithfully to conform us to the image of Jesus (verse 29).

Paul then added in verse 31, “What then shall we say to these things?"  What things?  All the truths he had outlined earlier in Romans 8.  They are the realities of the Christian’s life.  With that in mind, Paul then added, “If God is for us, who can be against us?”

What a joyous conclusion in response to all the previous promises!  They prove that God is for us! 

God is for you.  He is not against you.  King David declared, "With God on our side we will win; he will defeat our enemies" (Psalm 108:13).  God is on your side in your battles against the enemy.  He wants your life to be filled with Jesus’s power.  He wants you free from the prison of worry.  He wants you free from dread over the coronavirus.

When God is for you, on your side, you can’t lose.  God plus you always equals a majority.  In the same way that great players always make their teams better, God is on your team, making you better by the day.

And because God is for you, you need not be anxious about anything.

Ponder that preposition!

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