As we attempt to look deeper into the nature of God from Romans 8, we see the provisions of God for all our needs.
32 He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all–how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things?
The possibility of a providing God is made real by the fact that he is the Lord of the Universe and has the ability to provide us with all things. At times we are faced with requests from our kids that we cannot fulfill. There are no such issues with God. He is above all things and before all things. All resources in this universe stand, awaiting his command. Knowing that is the assurance of a believer. Invariably, time and again, we are faced with situations wherein we wonder how we will make ends meet- be it regarding our finances, our professions, our family needs or our relationships. All we are asked to do is bring these requests before the throne of grace.
Also note, the provisions of God are made possible because within the nature of God is found One who loves to give and graciously provides us with the very best and withholds nothing from us, even if that meant sacrificing his son on the cross for our sakes. If we fail to receive what we ask for, it is only because in God’s infinite wisdom, we stand to benefit more by not receiving what we demand of him.
Next, we see the justification of God.
33 Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies. 34 Who is he that condemns? Christ Jesus, who died–more than that, who was raised to life–is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us.
To condemn is second nature to man, because within man’s nature is found the need to adhere to a moral law; and when those laws are not met, condemnation comes forth. Often we find ourselves at the receiving end of condemnation and it can cripple a person. For one trying to please God, condemnation that arises from failures can be the greatest roadblock to progress in the Christian walk. Yet, in the miracle moment effected by Christ’s vicarious death on the cross, all our sins were washed away. Condemnation was taken away forever. Guilt would no longer be the nemesis for a pilgrim who goes forth the rest of his life basking in the glory of God’s completed justification.
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