Paul asks five all-important questions: (1) "If God is for us, who can ever be against us?" The assurance of God's presence tilts the scales in your favor. So whatever you're facing today, remind yourself, "God is for me." (2) Since God did not spare even his own Son but gave him up for us all, won't God give us everything else? (v.32). Think about it: Would God save your soul, then leave you to fend for yourself? Or address your eternal needs and not your earthly ones? No! (3) Who dares accuse us...? No one—for God himself has given us right standing with himself (v.33). Every accusing voice, including your own, counts for nothing in the court of heaven. God's acceptance trumps everybody else's rejection and He accepts you because He sees you in Christ. (4) Who then will condemn us?...Christ Jesus died for us...he is sitting in the place of honor at God's right hand, pleading for us (v. 34). When your accusers rise up and speak against you, Jesus, your defense attorney, silences them. Why? Because His blood covers you! (5) Can anything ever separate us from Christ's love? (v.35). Paul answers his own question: "For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord." (vv. 38-39). Knowing these five truths will help you enjoy your day, and sleep better at night!
"For the LORD taketh pleasure in his people: he will beautify the meek with salvation." (Psalm 149:4)
My Prayer: Thank You, O God that You delight in us, Your people. Thank You for Your reign of love. Thank You for taking pleasure in Your people, for giving us hearts to serve, for prospering us by Your Spirit, for communing with us by Your means of grace, and for communicating to us Your favour and good pleasure. Thank You for preparing us for Your future glory!
Week #31 Schedule for reading the Bible
This schedule will take the Bible student through the Bible in one year. Just click on the text to read and get started today.
Sunday: (Law) Leviticus 19-21
Monday: (History) 2 Kings 16-20
Tuesday: (Psalms) Psalms 87-89
Wednesday: (Poetry) Proverbs 13
Thursday: (Prophecy) Ezekiel 37-42
Friday: (Gospels) Luke 23-24
Saturday: (Letters) 2 Thessalonians 1-3