Divine Outlook#5. “If God is for us, who is against us?” (Rom.8:31).

Divine Outlook#5. “If God is for us, who is against us?” (Rom.8:31).

Would you like to go to Mars? If you can see yourself enjoying the 8 months journey, then you will be pleased to know that Elon Musk is planning to begin colonising the Red Planet in 2026. In a recent report, I heard that his SpaceX Mars program will eventually launch 15 spacecraft per day. This is indeed a vision to be applauded.

What of our vision for the Kingdom of Christ?

Is it possible for you and me to look to the future of the Lord’s church with that same sense of excitement and adventure? Can we see ourselves going to bed at night wondering what great things lie ahead on the morrow? Yes, I believe so, and more!

Remember our starting point. We rise to each new day knowing that “God will cause all things to work together for good because we love Him (Rom.8:28). Thus, we can’t fail in our efforts to invest in the progress of the Kingdom of Christ.

Are there problems to overcome? Of course! In fact, everything that we do and say for Christ is met, to one degree or another, with demonic resistance. Not a single good word or deed would ever get off the ground if Satan can help it; but we do them anyway.

This very moment, God is expanding His Kingdom in and through us. The Spirit of God is ever working in the lives of saints and sinners alike. He is ever strengthening and equipping the saints in their work to convict the sinners with the gospel.

Woe is us if we confine Christ’s mission to our own personal thoughts and preferences. Let us have great visions for the church. And let us pray that God expands our horizons to include every nation under the sun—and Mars too!

“If God is for us, who is against us?”

John Staiger


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