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Much More

While I wouldn’t argue that we find the central point of Romans in the center of the letter, it is the case that a central argument of the gospel is right in the middle (out of 432 total verses in the ESV, there are 216 verses from 1:1-8:30 and 216 from 8:31-16:27).

What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? 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 8:31-32)

Believers, brothers, beloved, here is gospel logic, an argument from the greater to the lesser, but the greater is giving one Son and the lesser is giving all else.

While we were still weak, God did not spare His own Son. While we were ungodly, God did not spare His own Son. While we were still sinners, God dis not spare His own Son. While we were enemies, God did not spare His own Son.

And so “much more” shall we be saved (5:9), “much more” shall we be saved by His life (5:10). “Much more” has God’s grace abounded (5:15). “Much more” will righteousness reign in life (5:17). “Much more” will be natural branches grafted in and riches of blessings increased (11:12, 24).

What then shall we say? God is for us, God will give us all things by grace, God loves us in Christ Jesus our Lord. You can not ask for much more than that.