“He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?” (Romans 8:32).
The word “spared” is the same word used in Greek (LXX) describing Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice Isaac (Gen. 22:12, 16), and it is not unlikely that Paul was alluding to the record of that experience.
The Lord’s touching commendation of Abraham’s conduct in offering up his son Isaac gives us a glimpse into the spirit of God’s act in surrendering His own Son Jesus. This greatest of all gifts is the strongest of all proofs that God is our surety “What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?” (Rom. 8:31). If God would not spare even His own Son, what is there that He would withhold from us? Nothing!
God’s children could ask for no greater ground for confidence than that which is assured in this verse. When God gave His Son, He also gave Himself (2 Cor. 5:19). “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life” (John 3:16). The supreme expression of divine love is the Father’s gift of His own Son. “Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends” (John 15:13).
God revealed to the universe how far He was willing to go to save repentant sinners. He emptied heaven for our benefit. For this great reason, then, no matter what hardships we may have, we should never doubt that God is ever working for us and that He will grant us all that is for our best interest on this earth (Romans 8:28) and the life to come (Revelation 21:4).
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