Friday, January 17, 2014

Romans 8:31-34 - Assurance


The believer can count on God's program of foreknowledge, predestination, calling, justification, and glorification.

Romans 8:31-34 (KJV)
31 What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?
32 He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?
33 Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God's elect? It is God that justifieth.
34 Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us.

In this section of Romans Paul asked a series of questions. What can believers say in response to the things spoken of in verses 28 & 29 (verse 31)? Since it seems so readily apparent that God is for believers, who can be against them?

And if God didn't even spare His own Son, but allowed Him to be crucified on the believers' behalf, won't God continue to bring His program about, freely bringing the believers each step to glorification (verse 32)? If He doesn't wouldn't Yeshua's death be in vain?

Who can bring any charges (legally) against God's elect (verse 33)? The elect are all those that God foreknew. It is another word for the believers. Paul's answer was that it is God who justifies. In essence, since God is the judge, He is the one to grant pardon to the believers by applying to them the righteousness of Yeshua. No one else matters.

So, who is it that condemns (verse 34)? Again, no one has the right. It was Yeshua that died, rose from the dead, and sits at the right hand of God making intercession for us. Paul continued to stress that if God is for believers, no one can be against them.

We can trust God in all that happens to us, if we are believers. Assuredly, one day we will receive our glorified bodies! Hallelu-Yah! 



  1. Good Word to remember. Thanks for sharing it.

  2. Oh how I treasure that blessed assurance! His love is tenacious even when I'm far less so. I'll be right there with you, hollering with joy & praise, on that day when mortality is swallowed up by immortality & we are clothed with new bodies and the fullness of righteousness. Woohoo!

    1. Yes, indeed! Can't wait until we can stand together, Kathleen!