THE PROMISE OF TRIUMPH
By Ivan L. Burgener
Scripture Reading: Romans 8:31
"If God be for us, who can be against us?" This is an answer, a question, and a promise.
The answer to the preceding question is of exclamation, "What shall we say to these things?" (verse 31). These things to which Paul is responding are the glorious truths in the preceding verse: "whom He did predestinate, them He also called: and whom He called, them He also justified: and whom He justified, them He also glorified" (verse 30). God, who "calleth those things that be not as though they were" (4:17), here considers the believer not only predestinated, but also glorified! Paul's answer to this question is stated in question form, "If God be for us (and of course He isl), who can be against us (and succeed)?"
Now all this turns out to be a wonderful promise of the constant, keeping, eternal care of God over all of us who believe in the Lord Jesus Christ; but this is not all. For Paul continues to rhetorically ask, "How shall He [God] not with Him [Christ] freely give us all things?" As Paul goes on to enumerate some of the glories that are included in "all things," I often think and ponder how anyone today could go beyond the Scriptures to the Body of Christ, and claim Israel's place or blessings. With all the blessings lavished upon us in this dispensation of the grace of God, there just is no need nor excuse to lower our position in the heavenlies in Christ and claim something which God has reserved for others. Without doubt, God is more glorified when we by faith appropriate what He has bestowed upon us and give' Him the thanks!
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