Friday, November 05, 2010

Everything You Need

Bill Rice Ranch - First Light Devotionals 

Romans 8:31-32  "What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?  He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?"
Romans 8:31-39 is an amazing passage of Scripture!  It reminds us that when you have God, you have everything you need.  You may not have a plush salary, easy hours, or easy people with whom to work; but with God you have everything you need!
The Bible asks rhetorically, "Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God's elect?"  Satan, the "accuser of the brethren," would love nothing more than to dredge up everything wrong you have ever done and fling that before God and in your face.  When the Devil does that, God is our defense!  "It is God that justifieth."  If God justifies me, who could possibly condemn me?  That is a wonderful truth!
Haven't you had days when you wondered if God was still there?  God's people have always encountered hard times, sometimes precisely because they were His.  The truth is, when you follow God's plan for your life, sometimes you encounter trouble that you would not have otherwise.  In those times, it is important to ask yourself the question of verse 35: "Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?"  Nothing can separate us from the love of Christ, for "If God be for us, who can be against us?"
What did you do to deserve Heaven?  Nothing-not one thing!  Well, if God would give His Son (verse 32), is there any need you have that He could not or would not provide?  We are "more than conquerors," not because of who we are, but because of who God is.  When you have God, you have all you need!  Aren't you glad for the truth of Romans 8:31-39?

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