Friday, September 19, 2008
In The Family -Part 2
Romans 8:29-39 For from the very beginning God decided that those who came to him--and all along he knew who would--should become like his Son, so that his Son would be the First, with many brothers. 30 And having chosen us, he called us to come to him; and when we came, he declared us "not guilty," filled us with Christ's goodness, gave us right standing with himself, and promised us his glory.
31 What can we ever say to such wonderful things as these? If God is on our side, who can ever be against us? 32 Since he did not spare even his own Son for us but gave him up for us all, won't he also surely give us everything else?
33 Who dares accuse us whom God has chosen for his own? Will God? No! He is the one who has forgiven us and given us right standing with himself.
34 Who then will condemn us? Will Christ? No! For he is the one who died for us and came back to life again for us and is sitting at the place of highest honor next to God, pleading for us there in heaven.
35 Who then can ever keep Christ's love from us? When we have trouble or calamity, when we are hunted down or destroyed, is it because he doesn't love us anymore? And if we are hungry or penniless or in danger or threatened with death, has God deserted us?
36 No, for the Scriptures tell us that for his sake we must be ready to face death at every moment of the day--we are like sheep awaiting slaughter; 37 but despite all this, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ who loved us enough to die for us. 38 For I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from his love. Death can't, and life can't. The angels won't, and all the powers of hell itself cannot keep God's love away. Our fears for today, our worries about tomorrow, 39 or where we are--high above the sky, or in the deepest ocean--nothing will ever be able to separate us from the love of God demonstrated by our Lord Jesus Christ when he died for us.
“God’s son would be the first with many brothers” yep we are indeed a part of the family just as we said yesterday that we have a lot of benefits that come to us as a child of God and they just keep on coming, here are some more.
When we stand in God’s courtroom there will be nothing to worry about. Who could possibly condemn you?
Will it be God? No, remember He is the one that made us right in His sight through Christ.
Will it be Christ Jesus? He is our advocate in heaven and besides why would He suffer and die for us if it didn’t have any affect?
Will it be anything else? No way! There is nothing that can keep us from God’s love now that you are in His family.
When the hard times come did He stop loving us? No, remember we said that this new life is hard, we are slaves to righteousness, it is a battle as we saw in Romans 6. Remember that we saw yesterday that we must share in the suffering here on earth if we are going to share in the glory that is to come.
We are more than conquerors and nothing can throw us out of God’s family.
No matter how bad things get I will remember that I am in the family of God and that I will overcome.
Thank you Jesus that you take care of your children in this life and beyond.
About Rick Morgan
My mission here on planet earth is to love my wife and kids, to be the husband and father that God has called me to be and to serve Him. I am digging into the word because it really is God's word and I want to know what he said.