28 And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. 29 For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren. 30 Moreover whom He predestined, these He also called; whom He called, these He also justified; and whom He justified, these He also glorified. 31 What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? 32 He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things? 33 Who shall bring a charge against God's elect? It is God who justifies. 34 Who is he who condemns? It is Christ who died, and furthermore is also risen, who is even at the right hand of God, who also makes intercession for us. 35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? 36 As it is written: "For Your sake we are killed all day long; We are accounted as sheep for the slaughter." 37 Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. 38 For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, 39 nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord (Romans 8.28-39).
- Christ died for us, and so there is no longer any condemnation (1-4, 31-32 and 34). Soli Deo Gloria!
- Christ died for us, and so there is no longer any separation (used 2 times:35 and 39). Soli Deo Gloria!
- Instead we are loved by the Father through Jesus Christ and are made by the Holy Spirit conquerors against the death of sin. Soli Deo Gloria!
- Our worship should forcefully show Soli Deo Gloria by the central focus of our worship being primarily about declaring and spouting out the majesty of God, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Soli Deo Gloria!
- Our evangelism should be aimed at rehearsing what God has done. The He has initiated, executed and is finalizing our salvation. If we turn the focus to people’s felt needs, then we are forming them to do what Jesus denounced in John 6.26-seeking Jesus to satisfy their appetites. Thus we are devaluing God, and devaluing them. And we are building competing gods to run their life (Philippians 3.18-19). Soli Deo Gloria!
- In all our suffering, sadness, and sickness, we need to remember Soli Deo Gloria: Romans 8.35-39.