Read Romans 8:32
What More Could He Do?
Since God did not spare even His own Son but gave Him up for us all—
won’t God, who gave us Christ, also give us everything else?
Digging Deeper: The great thinker C.S. Lewis made a profound observation:
“There is no neutral ground in the universe: every square inch, every
split second is claimed by God and counterclaimed by Satan.”
From what I understand of God’s Word, Lewis was right. And the grand prize in this cosmic conflict is you! The battle is most fiercely waged on the field of your trust in the goodness and sovereignty of God. And whoever lays claim to your confidence will command your emotions, capture your thoughts, color your behavior, and very likely, control your destiny—in this life, for sure, and very possibly, in the next.
One of the most potent weapons Satan unleashes in the fight is to get you to doubt God’s love and sufficiency. If Satan can get you to question God’s commitment to you, to go wobbly on your steadfast belief in God’s care for you and waver in your belief in God’s competence to perfect everything that concerns you, you will live in something far less than the abundance that God desires for you. (John 10:10)
But why would you ever doubt God’s care and competence? How could you ever doubt His unconditional, immeasurable love for you? How could you be anything less than confident in His power to perfect His flawless plan in your life, no matter what your circumstances might be at the moment? What more could He do to prove to you that He’s got you covered?
If God didn’t spare His very own Son from death; if He allowed Jesus to hang for six torturous hours on the cross, receiving the wrath that was rightly meant for you, what more could He do to demonstrate beyond any shadow of doubt His all sufficient grace and more than enough provision for you? I would submit to you that nothing will convince you if that doesn’t!
Hopefully, if you are in any way doubting God right now—about your past, your future, your sins, your hurts, your circumstances, your finances, your relationships, your place in God’s kingdom—this will be a little reminder to reject doubt and recommit yourself at the very core of what you believe to this inalterable truth: God loves you and has an incredible plan for your life! Period.
“Think of your place and privilege in Christ, and expect great things!”
This Week’s Assignment:
- Re-read Romans 8
- Memorize Romans 8:32, “Since God did not spare even His own Son but gave Him up for us all—won’t God, who gave us Christ, also give us everything else?
- Meditate on how this verse is to be understood in light of your sinful past (Romans 8:1), your moral weaknesses (Romans 8:5-13), your spiritual identity (Romans 8:14-17), your circumstances, past and present (Romans 8:28), and Satan’s attempts to separate you from God’s love (Romans 8:38-39).
- Take a moment to worship God as you watch this video that reminds you how how deep the Father’s love for you really is.