Rom 8:31 What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?
Apostle Paul in vs. 31-38 climaxes his message of God’s everlasting love displayed in us through Christ by the working of the Holy Spirit. He has shown that believers are dear to God because they are in Christ. That their every need has been anticipated and provided for. That their guilt has been canceled and provision made for their holy and victorious character. And that the Holy Spirit is in them and with them forever. Even more, that sin is under their feet and heaven over their heads-what, then, have they to fear?
In the light of all these Paul encourages us with these words, God is for us, we are kept in His love. In His love we may with holy boldness defy all the powers of darkness. To live for God and to do His work, there will be opposition, however if God be for us, who can be against us. If God be resolved and engaged to bring us through, all our enemies must be His; and “Who would set the briers and thorns against Him in battle? He would go through them. He would burn them together“ (Isa 27:4). What strong consolation, the great pledge of all has already been given.