~The Bible Study lessons in Romans in August were so good! Reading Chapter 8 made me holla! God does all things well! He's got me! For the believer, God's got you, too! Those He foreknew, He predestined. Those he predestined, He called. Those He called, He justified and glorified.
Jesus said in Matt. 20:16, that many are called, but few are chosen. He was talking about the general call for all to believe. Paul here in Romans 8:31-ff is speaking about the specific "call" of God by which God brings believers to salvation. For the believer, God's got you! Come what may, He's got you! God's got your beginning, your middle and your end! You are secure in Jesus Christ!
What can we say about these things? If God be for us, who can be against us? He gave his own Son so that you might be reconciled to Him. Shall He not freely, along with him, give us all things? Who can condemn those chosen of God? No one. If God be for us, who can be against us? Not only who, but what can be against us....shall tribulation, distress, persecution, famine, nakedness, peril, or sword? No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.
If you don't know Jesus as Lord and Savior, accept Him today. In him you are not only secure...but come what may.. you are more than a conqueror! God's got you! Jesus saves!