Proof of Allegiance

31 What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who is against us? 32 He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him over for us all, how will He not also with Him freely give us all things (Romans 8)?

The essence of being against something is to try to take from it — even to the extent of it’s very existence.  Those who are against us will try to take away (knowingly or not) every spiritual blessing from God — like a thief coming to “kill and steal and destroy” (John 10:10).  But God is not against us, He is for us, thus He is a giver — He gives.

Even when He takes something from us, it is for our own good (verse 28), for He wants to replace it with even better things, the best being our conformity to the perfect character of His Son (verse 29).  And everything He has given the Son He also “freely gives” to us.  Because “God is for us,” everything the Son has, we have.  So, in the end, what does it matter really if even the whole world and everyone in it (and even the devil himself) is against us?  Seriously.  What does it really matter?  God is as much for us as He is for His own Son, Jesus Himself.  So, what is there really to worry about?

Lord, thank You for being for us, and not against us!  Thank You for proving this by giving the very best thing You have — Your own Son — for us!  Thank You for delivering Him, instead of us, over to death!  Help us This Day to live for Him, trying to show our allegiance to You, as much as You have proven Your allegiance to us — as we freely give back to You everything we have.  Amen.