Romans 8:32 – He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things?
Graciously give us all things
If God the Father with Jesus is going to give us all things, how come I don’t have a bigger house? A nicer car? More money? Or a maid!
I think we have to look at what this verse is really saying. Is it saying the Lord will provide everything we want? It doesn’t say that, does it. In my study Bible it says, “If God Gave the supreme gift of his Son to save us, he will certainly also give whatever is necessary to bring to fulfillment the work begun at the cross.”
To bring to fulfillment the work begun at the cross
I believe this verse is to give us hope for the sustaining of our faith. That we can be assured that what the Lord has begun on the cross for us, sealed to us in our baptism will continue to grow in us until the day we are brought home to be with him. We know when our day comes, the Lord will bring everything to completion in Him.
He provides the people, the places and opportunities to hear about Him and have our faith strengthened. He promises to be with us and that’s an amazing thing. My God is with me all the time. By my side, supporting and encouraging me. God is there giving me strength when I don’t have any of my own.
He provides us knowledge of Him through word and sacraments. He allows us to know Him more fully every time we engage with Him in prayer. He’s providing us with a relationship with Him.
He also Blesses
I know that the Lord provides all that we need to bring to fulfillment the work He began on the cross, but our God doesn’t stop with that (though that is more than any of us deserve). He also blesses us through so many things He has given us. Family, friends, house, home and all that we have comes from the Lord.
What has been provided for you?