Sunday Devotional: Romans 8:31-39

“What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?  He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things?  Who shall bring any charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies.  Who is to condemn? Christ Jesus is the one who died—more than that, who was raised—who is at the right hand of God, who indeed is interceding for us.  Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword?  As it is written,

“For your sake we are being killed all the day long;
    we are regarded as sheep to be slaughtered.”

No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.  For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers,  nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

We have the assurance as followers of Jesus that we can overcome.  We have that assurance because of Jesus himself.  He came to Earth and died for us.  He paid the price for our sins so that we wouldn’t have to.  On top of that, He rose again and He intercedes for us on our behalf.  We have someone who knows what we go through and speaks for us.

Because of this, we are able to overcome.  We are able to endure.  We are able to do this because of Jesus.  Because He is there for us through everything and there is nothing that can separate us from Him if we are His.  This week, as we go through whatever we may encounter, let us give thanks for His love for us and let us continue to strive to serve Him because we know that through Him we are able to overcome.

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