God’s Dwelling Place – Part 2
May 16, 2013
Camp Runamuk
May 18, 2013
God’s Dwelling Place – Part 2
May 16, 2013
Camp Runamuk
May 18, 2013

If God Be For Us

Arizona Sunrise 2013

Arizona Sunrise 2013

“What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?” Romans 8:31

Here’s a great verse. Many people wake up each morning with the idea that everything and everybody is against them. They haven’t assimilated this verse.

One might read the “If” and think there might be a question about whether God is for us. An “If” is a primary particle of conditionality. An “if” is followed by the phrase of condition. If God be for us. That is the statement of conditionality.

Actually, Paul answers this condition by his first question. “What shall we say to these things?” What things? All the things Paul wrote prior to this question. That goes from Romans 8:1 where we see there is no condemnation, to verse 28 where we know God is working good for us, and to verse 30 where it points out God has justified us.

So what is the only thing we can say about all those things? We know that God is for us. He doesn’t condemn us, He is working all things in our life for good, and He has justified us taking all sin away. He is for us.

So Paul wasn’t really making a question when he said if God be for us, he was saying by showing us all these things where God is for us; therefore if He’s for us, who can be against us?

The answer is simple—no one or nothing. He goes on in this chapter to show us that nothing can separate us from the Love of God. God is for you and not against you. No matter what happens in your life, God is for you. We live in a sinful world where bad things do happen to good people. It wasn’t God because God is for you. When you are tempted to ask why, remember God is for you.