Graciously Giving

February 17, 2022 — Krystal Craven
Devotional title text overlaying a silhouette of a man sitting next to a cross with a sunset behind them.

He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things? (Romans 8:32)

In this section of Romans 8, it is a focus on God’s love for us: “Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword?… No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 8:35, 37-39)

When Jesus died on the cross, He not only bridged the gap between sinful mankind and God in a way that would allow us to come to God, but it also made us children of God and co-heirs with Christ. Being a child comes with privileges in which we receive good things from our Heavenly Father, which starts with Jesus as our salvation, being sealed with the Holy Spirit, but it doesn’t end there.

An Example of Love

When we look at the example of a father and child and the love the father has for his child, it would be odd if that father would die to save his child yet not provide their needs, such as food and clothes. In the same sense, the ultimate display of God’s love came in the form of sacrificing Jesus to atone for our sins, and Romans 8:32 brings front and center that if God didn’t spare Jesus, then He won’t spare graciously giving us other things. He knows our every need and will meet them. And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:19)

“What can the Lord deny us after giving us Jesus?…for if there had been a limit anywhere, He would have kept back His own Son.” (Charles Spurgeon)

What About You?

What needs do you have today? Have you asked your Heavenly Father to provide for them yet?

God doesn’t look at your needs as too big or too small. He sees you as His precious child whom He desires to care and provide for. We have been blessed in Christ with EVERY spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in accordance with our inheritance as children of God.

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him.” (Ephesians 1:3-4)

There is no need to be timid when it comes to your Heavenly Father. He created you, He knows your every thought and need and desire, and He is your present help in time of need.

I encourage you to take every need you have to the LORD in prayer today, the next, and fervently continuing as you wait for Him to answer. You can fully trust that your Abba who did not spare Jesus but gave Him up for your sins, will also graciously supply your every need according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.