By Toni Smothers
Scripture Reading for the day: Romans 8:1-18
Scripture Quote: “Whether we are high above the sky or in the deepest ocean, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 8:39 (NLT)
God doesn’t give us an easy life of comfort, or even protection from our enemies, but His presence is always with us. Many Christians across the world suffer persecution. God offers them, as well as all of us, an inseparable bond of love between Him and His chosen people. Because of this love, we can withstand whatever comes to us in this life. We have the unique advantage of an eternal perspective. We know that we are ultimate victors.
God will give us all things that are good for us. Those good things are all things we really need in order to be conformed to the image of his Son. All the things we need in order to attain everlasting joy, not the pleasures offered in this current life. We are only visitors here and can anticipate a great homecoming in our future.
Meditation for Today: “In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need. I can do all things through him who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:12-13
Memory Verse: “Since God did not spare even his own Son but gave him up for us all, won’t God, who gave us Christ, also give us everything else?