Romans 8:32 Lord's Supper Meditation

The Lord’s Supper         Romans 8:32                                    WC McCarter
          Meditation                    Homecoming 2014

“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?”

“Son” is unique.  He is God’s “own Son.”  God the Father did not spare His unique, one-of-a-kind Son but delivered Him up.

The second point to highlight is the fact that Christ was delivered up for us all.  Paul points us to the cross, and he says that the cross was for us all.  Christ did not die for only a few.  He did not die for only the wealthy or only the poor; only the white or only the black; only the people you like or only the people for which you approve.  No, Christ died for us all, all of humanity.  There will be in heaven people from every nation, tribe, and tongue.

Now, here’s the deal.  If God was willing to give us the best, if He was willing to give us the greatest, if God held nothing back to secure our salvation, why would He not also freely give us all things?  And I do not think that we can limit the “all things.”  Here, the apostle means to say that God the Father will give us everything we need (because of our union with Christ) to make it through this world and into the next age.

The cross is the guarantee of God’s continued blessings.  The Lord’s Supper is a meal celebrating God’s promises, remembering that He gave His best, the Lord Jesus Christ, and that He is faithful to His word to redeem us, save us from the wrath to come, and welcome us into His heavenly kingdom.