Lord God, do not destroy the people who are your very own possessions, whom you redeemed in your greatness. Deuteronomy 9:26
God who did not withhold his own Son, but gave him up for all of us, will he not with him also give us everything else? Romans 8:32
Deuteronomy is a cast as a speech that Moses gave to the nation of Israel as they gathered on the other side of Jordan, waiting for their entry into Canaan. Moses reminded the people of God's goodness to them through their journey and in his giving them the land of Canaan. The love relationship of the Lord to his people and that of the people to the Lord as their sovereign God pervades the whole book of Deuteronomy.
Paul in the verse from Romans is expanding on God's love for us through Christ Jesus. In verse 31 Paul states, "What then are we to say about these things? If God is for us, who is against us?" We can hardly imagine the kind of love God had for us that he would sacrifice his only begotten son to save us from sin, death, and the power of the devil.
God's love is all we need even in the most difficult of times. When life gets more difficult than we could ever imagine that it would be, there is still that hope only available through the promise God gives to each one of us. His example in giving his all for us helps each one of us to strive to give up our all for others.
Dear Lord and Savior Jesus Christ,
Thank you for the promise of eternal life given to each one who believes in you. Though difficulties of life may break our hearts, we know that we can turn to you and that you have the answers we need. Thank you for that assurance. May we learn to give our all for others as you have given your all for us. Amen.