Who can be against us?

(Octavius Winslow, "Morning Thoughts")

"If God is for us, who can be against us?"
    Romans 8:31.

With such a Father, such a Friend, and such a
, who can wage a successful hostility
against the children of God?

God Himself cannot be against us, even when the
clouds of His providence appear the most lowering,
and His strokes are felt to be the most severe.
"Though He slays me, yet will I trust in Him."

The law cannot be against us; for the Law-fulfiller has,
by His obedience, magnified and made it honorable.

Divine justice cannot be against us; for Jesus has,
in our stead, met its demands, and His resurrection
is a full discharge of all its claims.

Nor sin,
nor Satan,
nor the ungodly,
nor suffering,
nor death,
can be really or successfully against us, since . . .
  the condemnation of sin is removed,
  and Satan is vanquished,
  and the ungodly are restrained,
  and suffering works for good,
  and the sting of death is taken away.

"If God is for us, who can be against us?"

With such a Being on our side, whom shall we fear?

Has He ever been a wilderness to you, a land of
darkness? Has He, in any instance, been unkind,
unfriendly, unfaithful? Never!

All His love,
all His grace,
all His perfections,
all His heaven of glory is for you!

Trembling Christian! God is on your side!

"If God is for us, who can be against us?"