If God is for us, who can be against us?
The battleground where the War Between Good and Evil is fought isn’t a place, it’s a person. On this battleground Paul identifies two forces …
The enemy. This terrorist’s weapons are trouble, hardship, persecution, famine, nakedness, danger, and sword (Rom. 8:35). Some of these words have been variously translated hatred, hunger, threats, backstabbing, suffering, distress, pain, death.
You have been assaulted by one or more of these; are perhaps wrestling one of them this very day.
But Paul exposes the enemy’s ultimate defeat by revealing the second force … God.
Daunting as the enemy seems, he is no match for God, for God is able to turn even the bad into good: “We know that all things work together for good for those who love God” (Rom. 8:28).
Bitter battles of this life may be
reclassified as gifts of grace in the next.