Day 2: Super-victors

Romans 8:31-32, 35, 37-39 NIV
What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things?… Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword?… No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

This “more than conquerors” could actually be translated as “we super-conquer” or how we are “victorious to the max.” In other translations, it reads, “we conquer overwhelmingly” or “we win a sweeping victory.” The Apostle Paul is not saying that God will keep us immune from life’s difficulties; rather, because Christ has so fully loved us, we know God is with us and for us even in the midst of real troubles as we follow Jesus.

Prayer: God, we confess your truth with resurrection faith that nothing can separate us from your love. We are no longer the same or defeated by sin because of your victory. Thank you that you have overcome and have called us to overcome in you. It’s in Jesus’ name we pray, amen.

Let’s worship to the song “The Anthem” by Planetshakers and pray for those God has put on our hearts in our churches through this hallelujah refrain (click here).