Spared Not His Own Son
did not even spare His own Son,
offered Him up for us all;
will He not also with Him grant us everything?—Romans 8:32
If you ever feel that you are so insignificant that God does not care about
you or that He does not want to listen to your prayers, you will be encouraged
by Romans 8:32.
There, you are assured that your heavenly Father loves you unconditionally.
There was nothing so precious to Him that He would not give it up in order to
provide for your salvation. When the Father gave His precious Son to save you,
He proved once for all that His love is boundless.
The apostle Paul concluded that if God would not spare His own Son in order
to provide for our salvation, how would He not willingly give anything else at
His disposal in order to care for us? He sacrificed so much to give us eternal
life that we can rest secure in the knowledge that He also wants to give us
abundant life (John
In light of what God did for us at the cross, should we not approach the
throne of grace with confidence? God's response to our prayers is not based upon
our worthiness but upon His love and grace. Our confidence in prayer comes not
from who we are but from who He is. Nothing we could ask of Him could ever
compare with the price He paid for us at the cross.
How wonderful to know that God loves us so much! We can live with confidence
and anticipation knowing that almighty God is willing not only to give us
eternal life, but also to help us experience it fully!—Experiencing God Day