The Lord has done great things for us, and we are glad. Psalm 126:3

Have you ever traced a particular phrase through the Bible? Take the phrase “for us,” two small words which we emphasized in the following verses. Psalm 62:8 says, “God is a refuge for us.” Romans 5:8 says, “While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” Ephesians 5:2 says, “And walk in love, as Christ also has loved us and given Himself for us.” Hebrews 9:24 says Jesus now appears in heaven, “in the presence of God for us.” And Nehemiah 4:20 says, “Our God will fight for us.”

The greatest concentration of “for us” passages is found in Romans 8: “The Spirit Himself makes intercession for us…. If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things?… Who is he who condemns? It is Christ who died…who also makes intercession for us” (verses 26, 31-32, 34).

The God of heaven is for you! Study these and similar verses until this truth is planted deep into your heart!

For us he rose from death again; for us he went on high to reign;/ for us he sent his Spirit here, to guide, to strengthen, and to cheer. Benjamin Web, “O Love, How Deep”

Psalm 126 • Sowing in tears, reaping with joy

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