God is for Us
A Sermon on Romans 8:31
God's Everlasting Love
What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? (ESV)
“If God is for us, who can be against us?” Paul starts a new subsection in his letter to the Romans by claiming this promise in Romans 8:31. Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones upacks this promise showing how Christians can truly rest in this absolute truth. There is not a matter of “if” or “but,” it is absolute certainty that the Lord is on our side if we are a child of Christ. By opening this new subsection, Paul is about to answer potential questions that may arise from his previous teaching. Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones outlines several questions that Paul is going to answer before they cause dissention among the Romans. Paul brings this great doctrine in the scheme of ordinary, everyday lives. This one verse is once again proving Paul’s point that we have been saved and our salvation is secure in Jesus Christ. Because of that union with Christ, we have the Holy Spirit working in us and helping us toward our future glory. This affirms that the Lord is in fact for us, so there is no other power, circumstance, or person that could ever truly overcome us. The Doctor explains this in great detail and tells Christians to rest assured in this great promise.