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Week 72 Bible Reading: Romans 8:31–39

On Our Side

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

A young Christian was working nights at a factory to earn money for college. His coworkers were pretty rough, and he was laughed at for being a Christian. The harassment became more and more vulgar.

One night was worse than the others. The other workers were laughing at him, swearing, and mocking Jesus. He was about ready to quit his job. Then an older man sitting at the back of the room said, “That’s enough! Find someone else to pick on.” They immediately backed off. Later the older fellow told the young man, “I saw you struggling, and I wanted to let you know I’m on your side.”

Maybe you are standing alone against others who don’t know Jesus. Maybe on a sports team. Or at school. Look around for a fellow believer to stand with you. But even if you can’t find one, you always know that God is on your side. You can never be separated from His love and care (Romans 8:38–39).

Just keep this in mind: “If God is for us, who can be against us?” (v. 31).

Fun Fact

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Just You and God

“Sometimes, Lord, I think some people are against me. Help me to depend on you and trust that you care for me.”

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