“What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?” Romans 8:31 (NIV)
This question is really meant to encourage us in our Christian life. We have many Bible verses which remind us that God loves us. That He accepts us and His Children when we believe in Jesus. In the verses before this in Romans 8 we are told that He is involved in our lives each day in every way and that there is nothing that will ever be able separate us from His love. If all that is true, then we can be sure that God is for us. So the question in today’s verse is “who can be against us?” It does not mean that no one can be against us. Satan is still the great enemy of our souls as He is God’s enemy. What our verse means, of course, is that God is greater in power than any enemy. We can know that whoever is against us is not able to defeat God who is for us. We have victory in Jesus.