We know we will be rejected by the world because Jesus was rejected by the world. Sometimes “the world” is within our own families, just as it was within His own family. This means we may be rejected by our own, just as Jesus was rejected by His own. Decide now not to be dismayed or destroyed by rejection, but rather expect it and be strengthened by it. Remember, the heavier the burden, the stronger His strength to help you bear it. “Praise be to the Lord, to God our Saviour, who daily bears our burdens.” (Psalm 68:19)
Romans 8:28–39 In spite of my rejection …
- God will work everything together for my good (Romans 8:28)
- God has called me to live according to His purpose (Romans 8:28).
- God has predetermined to conform me to Christ’s character (Romans 8:29).
- God called me, justified me, and will glorify me (Romans 8:30).
- God is for me—no one can prevail against me (Romans 8:31).
- God did not spare His own Son, but gave Him up for me (Romans 8:32).
- God will, out of His grace, give me everything I need (Romans 8:32).
- God chose me; therefore, no one can condemn me (Romans 8:33).
- God Himself has vindicated me (Romans 8:33).
- God raised Christ from death to life; therefore, no one can condemn me (Romans 8:34).
- God placed Christ at His right hand to intercede for me (Romans 8:34).
- God’s plan is that nothing can separate me from Christ’s love (Romans 8:35).
- God’s love compels me to face death willingly (Romans 8:36).
- God has made me more than a conqueror through Christ, who loves me (Romans 8:37).
- God’s love has convinced me that nothing in my life or death can separate me from His love (Romans 8:38-39):
- neither angels nor demons,
- neither the present nor the future,
- nor any powers or principalities,
- neither height nor depth,
- nor anything else in all creation can separate me from the love of God.
“I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”(Romans 8:38–39)