You Get All Things

Church Family: Since God did not spare His own Son, but gave Him up for us all, God will absolutely give us all things with Christ (Rom. 8:32). Whoa! All things? 
 
Will our Father God, who gave up His Son to bear the wrath due to us for our sins, deny us any other good that His chosen people need? Our God who has foreloved us with an eternal love, who has effectually called us, who has justified us freely, who sanctifies us completely, and who will glorify us eternally, how can He then turn to us and withhold any other good from us (Rom. 8:29-30)? He won’t. Because God did not spare His own Son one beating, one flogging, one groan, one second of despair, or one tear we can know with absolute certainty that God will also never deny us anything good. God did not spare His Son any wrath due for our sin so that we can bank on God to give us all things good.

So, hold on, let's get this straight. What is God’s idea of all things here in Romans 8:32?
 
Paul is not talking about a surplus of material possessions. All things here does not mean everything good that you can possibly think of, you know, the name it claim it kind of all things. All things means all the good that God can think of in His infinite wisdom and purpose. It means that God never denies us anything that can increase our eternal happiness in Him and He also withholds everything that reduces our enjoyment of Him.
 
Do you doubt this promise? Do you think that you are the exception to this promise? Are you saying right now that God has put many things in your life that has reduced your enjoyment of Him? Well, that was not His purpose. His purpose is for you to be more conformed to image of His Son, Jesus Christ, through those difficult things. God wants you to fully rest in this promise as you go through tribulation, distress, persecution, famine, nakedness, danger, or sword (Rom. 8:35). He wants this promise to smash all fear and anxiety. “No good thing does He withhold from those who walk uprightly” (Psalm 84:11). You are not the exception to this promise.
 
If God has already done for you the most impossible thing, delivering His Son over to be tortured and put to death for you, then you can bank on the promise that God will absolutely do the easy things, the all things that you need every day of your life on this earth. Rejoice, rest, trust in God's promise. He loves it when you do.

See you Sunday, rejoicing in all things, Steve

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