30 And those he predestined, he also called; those he called, he also justified; those he justified, he also glorified. 31 What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?
I’ve had some more time to reflect today. We’re coming up on the end of the month, so I’ve been mulling over how in the world to recall the entire book. I have some ideas, but I’ve realized recently that I really need to put all of my acronyms somewhere, so I can start memorizing them, and perhaps more importantly, memorize what order they go in. So, I think that much of today’s post should be devoted to coalescing the acronyms that have gone before us. But first, let’s take a moment to appreciate what our verses say today. Think about the process God has gone through on our behalf. Predestined. Justified. Glorified.
How often do you feel like your actions go unappreciated? You’ve been justified. How often do you feel unworthy, ugly, worthless, depressed? You have been glorified. GLORIFIED. And who glorified you? God himself. God himself has glorified you. If that is the case my friends, how could we ever give in to our fears of inadequacy, of worthlessness, of anxiety? These foes are powerless in our presence, because we have been glorified by the very presence of God. Hallelujah. God is for us. No one and nothing–no thing–could be against us.