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

The word “if” should give us great comfort. Not only does the Bible use it to introduce a contingent promise from God in II Chronicles 7:14 that yields a certain outcome with the meeting of the listed conditions, but it also gives Christians assurance and encouragement in verses like Romans 8:31.

This phrase places the conditions upon God, with the artful use of a rhetorical question to provide certainty of those conditions. God is for us. With that in mind, there is nothing to fear. We will face no meaningful opposition with God on our side, because there is nothing that He cannot handle. He has already met the conditions and the outcome is certain.

What shall we say to ourselves when we are confronted by strong opposition? No one can be against us. What shall we say to one another when the world is attacking us? No one can be against us. What shall we say to the devil as he tries to sow seeds of doubt and discouragement?   No one can be against us. What should our testimonies indicate as we live in a world filled with hostility? No one can be against us.

God has met the conditions. He is for us. We have nothing to fear, because in this case He is responsible for both meeting the conditions and fulfilling the promises. We should live boldly because of it.

PLEASE PRAY FOR AMERICAN CHRISTIANS TO LIVE WITH THE ASSURANCE OF A GOD THAT IS FOR US. With God for us, nothing that is against us should cause us concern.

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