“How Shall He Not?” ( Romans 8: 31-35, 37 GNV ) by Carley Evans


To the church at Rome, Paul reiterates his belief that nothing separates us – the Christian – from the love of God shown in His gift of Jesus Christ to the world. Paul writes:

31 [a]What shall we then say to these things? If God be on our side, who can beagainst us?

32 Who spared not his own Son, but gave him for us all to death, how shall he not with him [b]give us all things also?

33 [c]Who shall lay anything to the charge of God’s chosen? it is[d]God that justifieth.

34 Who shall condemn? it is Christ which is dead: yea, or rather, which is risen again, who is also at the right hand of God, and maketh request also for us.

35 Who shall separate us from the love of [e]Christ? shall tribulation or anguish, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?

37 [a]Nevertheless, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.

These words are quite amazing. Paul says nothing – that is no thing – is able to separate us from the love of Jesus Christ. God’s love is so big, so powerful that it overcomes all obstacles. No one can condemn us. No one can charge us with anything. No one can pull us out of His hand.

Why? Because God gives us His only Son. As Paul says, if God does not spare His own Son in order to save us, why would He allow us to be lost once we are found? God is not illogical.

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“Calculated Cost” ( Philippians 1:6, KJV ) by Carley Evans


Building construction

Remember when Jesus asks what builder puts his hand to a construction project without first calculating the cost? Remember when He strongly suggests you [the builder] make sure you have the resources to finish the task before you start the work? Well, God does the same thing. Even before He creates the universe: the galaxies, the supernovas, the black holes, the quarks, the stars, our sun, our planet with its plants, animals, and mankind; God calculates the cost. After all, it’s not like He’s in the dark. He knows the cost before He begins to build. Paul writes to the church at Philippi:

“Being confident of this very thing, that He which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:”

God is not going to stop working on you.