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

I am greatly comforted by this set of verses in Romans 8:31-32.  First of all, having the assurance of God being on my side, protecting me, and looking out for my best interests is liberating. I am free from fear and worry, knowing He is with me every step of the way. There is an abundance of peace within my mind knowing God cares so much about me in such a personal way.

Q:     What does this verse mean, “How shall He not with Him also freely give us all things?”

I believe this verse has been taken out of context and even interpreted by some as, “God wants us all to have a Rolls Royce parked in our garage.” But this is not what this Scripture is saying. I believe it simply means God has given us His Son Jesus, and at the same time He has given us everything we need to get through this life and attain final salvation. I believe God gives us exactly what we need, and He spares us from those things we don’t need—those things causing us to take our eyes off of Him, and causing us to stumble.

I remember about 12 years ago, being with my wife while looking at a beach house to purchase.  We were sure this home would bring some great things to our relationship.  We could start and end our day by walking on the beach together.  We could open the windows and listen to the ocean at night and sleep so good. I could do some studying while listening to these waves.  We asked, but God knew this was not where He wanted us and He said, “No.”

We trust Him completely, and we know He is still watching out for us and guiding us. He is keeping us from distractions and stumbling blocks that could potentially harm us. He does this with each and every one of us because He loves us, and He knows us so well. 

God knows that if some of us had enough money we wouldn’t be seeking Him right now—He knows some of us would be putting our confidence in our wealth and possessions instead of Him.  He knows that if some of us weren’t afflicted with an illness or injury, we might be walking in a wrong direction, perhaps placing an improper priority on our next activity or business opportunity. He knows if some of us didn’t experience the loss of a loved one through death, we wouldn’t be truly thinking about how temporary our lives are here on earth, and how eternal Heaven is going to be.

The point is this—God knows what’s best for you. He wants to give you all “good” things to transform you. You have already been given Jesus so you might, through Him, have access to the Father and eternal life. He has already given you His written Word in the Bible. He has already given you the Holy Spirit to help and guide you in the understanding of His Word. You have already been given so much—why would He hold back anything else needed to become Christ-like?

I want to encourage you to think and pray upon these truths today.

STUDY QUESTION: What can we learn from the Scriptures contained within this devotional with regard to God’s love and provision for us?

PERSONAL INVENTORY: Are you jaded to what God has given you?  Are you eternally thankful for what He has given you?

PRACTICAL APPLICATION: Trust in God with everything you have. Choose to seek Him today and rely upon His promises—knowing He will not give you more than what you can handle, and will provide for your needs.

MAKE THIS YOUR PRAYER TODAY:  Father, thank You for all provision, and protection. Thank You for not giving me those things which would have been harmful. Help me to remember this truth when I seek those things not needed. Help me to remember your abundant gifts given to me in Jesus as well. In Jesus’ precious name, amen…

Be Blessed, Pastor Scott



Copyright ©2017 by Pastor Scott Wright.
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