Who Is Against Us

I had an interesting morning the other day. To save you the details, I was in the bathroom doing my business and reading my bible. I took a picture but the picture doesn’t speak the vastness of the moment so let me explain. I was reading an encouraging word and just as I was reading, my shaving cream just started spewing from the can. Not where it normally comes out but by the top and bottom rim. I felt like I was in some movie. As I was reading I felt like some demon was protesting and the best he could do was waste my shaving cream. I’ll admit, it did freak me out a little. He didn’t like being told he was a nobody I guess.

I was reading Romans 8. If you haven’t read that chapter, go read it now. I’d rather you read that than my blog post. Verse 28-30 speaks to us about who we are in Christ and it can’t be removed. Verse 31 says because of the previous verses, since God is for us, who can be against us. What does it mean when it says who can be against us?

I used to play sports and when the opposing team sucked, we weren’t scared. We knew we had the game and I’d admit we probably went in the game not %100 because of the easiness of the win. We knew they couldn’t hit. We knew they couldn’t pitch. We knew they couldn’t throw accurate. They we’re not a challenge.

So we joked. When someone would say, “Hey our next game is with _________.” We’d say, “WHO!” Because they were nobody to us. We knew they were a team. We would just joke and make them even less of who they were by not giving them creadit enough to even be named.

This is what Paul is implying. If God is for us, WHO can be against us. You may say Satan is against us. Knowing this opponent I would say “WHO!”

So be encouraged. When you’re feeling attacked or tempted by the tempter, know who you are in Christ. You are predestined, you are also called; and those he called, he also justified; those he justified, he also GLORIFIED.

So while you chew on that goodness, I’m off to Walmart for a new can of shaving cream. Dumb demon!


About Kevin Riner
child of grace, worshiper of Jesus, husband, father, Pastor of Village Church, author of Faith Debugged

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