01 Feb And if Our God is for Us… – Feb 11
By: Yosia Yusuf
This powerful song about the greatness of Our God was introduced by Chris Tomlin. The song was written and completed by four different writers. Matt Redman, however, is the one who initiated the song.
What makes this song such a great song is its simplicity yet extremely powerful lyrics. The dynamic of the song is one that’s comparable to the best there is.
The song has one central theme: Our God. The lyric is written based on one of the greatest promise on the Bible that Paul communicates in his letter to the Romans. The promise can be found in Romans 8:31-39. “If God is for us, who can be against us?” Paul is trying to get his reader to understand and realise that the joy of having God in our side is worth more than anything that this world has to offer. Our God is greater, bigger and stronger than any other. So never trade the joy of having Him on our side with treasures of this world. For nothing will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus.
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? Who shall bring any charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies. Who is to condemn? Christ Jesus is the one who died—more than that, who was raised— who is at the right hand of God, who indeed is interceding for us. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword? As it is written,
“For your sake we are being killed all the day long; we are regarded as sheep to be slaughtered.”
No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Romans 8:31-39 ESV