Overwhelming Victory Is Ours

Series: Recalibrate | Week 8: What the Spirit Does

Day Five Romans 8:31-39 Overwhelming Victory Is Ours

Pray: Invite God into your time and ask Him to speak to you, then read the passage.
31What shall we say about such wonderful things as these? If God is for us, who can ever be against us?32Since he did not spare even his own Son but gave him up for us all, won’t he also give us everything else?33Who dares accuse us whom God has chosen for his own? No one—for God himself has given us right standing with himself.34Who then will condemn us? No one—for Christ Jesus died for us and was raised to life for us, and he is sitting in the place of honor at God’s right hand, pleading for us. 35Can anything ever separate us from Christ’s love? Does it mean he no longer loves us if we have trouble or calamity, or are persecuted, or hungry, or destitute, or in danger, or threatened with death?36(As the Scriptures say, “For your sake we are killed every day; we are being slaughtered like sheep.”)37No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us. 38And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love.39No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, 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 8:31-39 (NLT)

Discover: Use the Discover section of your Recalibrate journal to write down your answers to the following observation and interpretation questions.

  1. This passage serves as a celebration of everything we’ve read in Romans so far. Take some time to review all the “wonderful things” Paul is referring to in verse 31.
  2. How do we know that God is for us? What difference does that make to you?
  3. List out some potential enemies or fears mentioned in verses 35-39 that you identify with. How do these verses give you a proper perspective on those things?

Respond: Use the Respond section of your journal to answer the following application prompts.

  1. What does this passage teach me about God?
  2. How does this aspect of His character change my view of self and others?
  3. What should I do in response and when?

For Further Learning
Listen to this Bible Project podcast discussing the word “glory” seen all throughout Romans 8.

For Families with Kids at Home:
Ask your kids: “What’s the farthest you’ve ever travelled? What’s a time when you felt alone?” Here Paul encourages us that there’s no place we can go that might separate us from God and His love! Which means we’ll never be alone. God is always with us! Encourage your kids today that no matter where they go, or whatever situation they find themselves in, God is always with them, and He always loves them!

*If you don't have a Recalibrate journal, you can use any journal available to you to write down your responses.
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