‘If God Is For Us, Who Can Be Against Us?’

Deuteronomy 33:18-34:12

‘The eternal God is your refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms’(27): This is no guarantee of peaceful tranquillity. For Israel, there was conflict. ‘Saved by the Lord’, Israel had found true happiness. Still, there were ‘enemies’ to be ‘thrust out’ and ‘trampled down’(27,29). Knowing the blessing of God’s salvation is no guarantee that life will be easy. When the enemies of the Gospel see a believer intent on glorifying the Lord, they do all they can to create problems. We have ‘enemies’ in ‘high places’(29; Ephesians 6:12). Their argument is not with us. It is with God. If God’s work is to do well, there needs to be spiritual leadership. Moses had led God’s people in his day. Joshua was to take his place (9). Moses was important. Joshua was important. The Lord is more important – ‘If God is for us, who can be against us?’(Romans 8:31).

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Love For God

Mark 12:28-37

What is love for God? How do we learn to love the Lord? We begin with listening to Him. He speaks to us. We listen to Him. He speaks to us of His love for us His love for us is so much greater than our love for Him. The love of God for us – This is where our love for God comes from. We learn of His love for us. His love for us creates and inspires our love for Him. When we hear of God’s love, we are to “listen to Him with delight” (Mark 12:37). Let us receive His love with joy. Let us love Him with joy.

Lord, we thank You for Your Son, Jesus. What a wonderful Saviour He is.

Lord, we thank You for Your Son, Jesus. What a wonderful Saviour He is. There is no-one like Him. None can compare with Jesus. He is greater than all the prophets. He is greater than all the apostles. The prophets cannot save us. The apostles cannot save us. They can only point away from themselves. They point us to Jesus. They are only servants. Jesus is the Saviour. We thank You that He was able to do what the prophets and apostles could never do for us – He “came into the world to save sinners” (1 Timothy 1:15).

It is your Father’s pleasure to give you the Kingdom.

Luke 12:1-34
‘Do not fear…’(4): ‘If God is for us, who can be against us?’(Romans 8:31). Acknowledge Christ or deny Him (8-9): Let your choice be clear – ‘Christ means everything to me’(Philippians 1:21). Do you want to confess Christ? – Here’s a great promise for you: ‘the Holy Spirit will teach you in that very hour what you ought to say’(12). In our generation, there is a ‘gold rush’. Many are preoccupied with ‘having a lot of material possessions’(15). What does God say about this? – ‘Fool!’(20). We hear it said, ‘He’s too heavenly-minded to be any earthly good’. You can be ‘too earthly-minded to be any heavenly good’! It is better to be ‘spiritually minded’ than ‘carnally minded’(Romans 8:6). ‘Seek His Kingdom… it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the Kingdom’(31-32).