Weekly Devotions 

WHO CAN BE AGAINST US

 

“What shall we then say to these things?  If God be for us, who can be against us?”  

 

                                                                                                                                      Romans 8:31

 

Without the law given to them, the Gentiles could easily see themselves as hopeless.  God, having chosen to give the law to the Jews, left the Gentiles on the outside of the temple.  Shoved aside by the Jews, the Gentiles were viewed as a lower class of people without any favor of God.

 

In his letter to Christians at Rome, Paul clears up what man could not understand.  No one was without hope; in fact, God’s eternal plan allowed for a future that even a Gentile could find joy in.  Paul is telling the Gentiles to ignore what people say about them. The opinions of the Jews are meaningless and should not be allowed to dictate the future of anyone.  It is only the high opinion of themselves that caused the Jews to look down on the Gentiles.  When anyone gives you the notion that your life is limited by your past, remind them that God’s eternal plan allowed for Grace to step in on your behalf.  If God is for you, who can possibly be significant enough to prevent God’s inclusion of you in his eternal plan?

 

With a past that has been washed in the blood of Jesus, God brings people into the future.  What is under the blood is no longer significant, you are free!  To allow the negative input of others to hold you back is to imagine they have a power greater than God.

 

PB

 

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