Romans 8:33 Meditation


Text (Ro 8:33, NIV):

“Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies.”

Amplified Rendering:

To whom are those chosen by God indebted? Who but God has a claim upon them? Indeed, they've been set apart from anything not of God so they might be devoted freely and entirely to God, His purposes, and His people. Given this, no one can charge or accuse them. No one—not even the prince of darkness—can argue (at least legitimately), "They're not God's; they're mine. I own them because they owe me."

Regarding these set apart ones, there's no one who can charge or accuse them legitimately—not even God. In fact, not only will God never charge or accuse them. but He'll always do the opposite by declaring them "His;" by elevating them continually to their eternal position of rightwiseness, which Jesus, the Son, won for them at Calvary(1); and by calling them who they are: His beloved sons and daughters, each one the very apple of His eye.

To each of these the Father has created within them a new heart(2)—one of flesh to replace the one of stone(3), and one on which He's written His own thoughts and intentions(4)—that such ones might, through the Spirit's effectual work, incarnate such thoughts and intentions and become just like the Father in all His lovingkindness, freedom, peace, and wholeheartedness.

Consecrated Prayer:

Holy Father…

I am Yours, and You are mine(5). No one can separate us(6), no one can snatch me from Your hand(7), and no one can accuse me of wrong-doing (in terms of its eternal or spiritual significance) and do so legitimately. Not only will You never accuse me, but You can't. The reason? Because what Jesus did secures my acceptance by You forever. The issue of sin has been dealt with once and for all(8). For all this, I'm so very grateful.

In the Name of Jesus, I declare these these things...

Amen.

Notes

  1. See Ro 5:9.

  2. See Ep 2:6-9.

  3. See Ez 36:26.

  4. See Ez 11:19 and 36:26; Je 31:33; and He 8:10.

  5. See 1Jn 3.

  6. See Ac 17:28-30 and Ro 8:38-39.

  7. See Jn 10:28-29.

  8. See He 10:1-18.

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