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Romans 8:37 (ESV)

No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.

Bible Commentary

Romans 8:37 is a Bible verse from the New Testament where Paul makes a resounding statement of encouragement reminding us that we are not only conquerors, but more than conquerors, because Jesus Christ overcame it all.

Let’s look at the two verses prior to this one. Romans 8:35-36, “Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword? 36 As it is written,

“For your sake we are being killed all the day long;
    we are regarded as sheep to be slaughtered.”

We go through phases in our lives. There are times when things are relatively calm and routine, and then other times everything seems out of control and upside down.

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Paul is addressing Christians who were under distress because they were being persecuted. What about you? Are you or someone you love in distress right now? We can look at the list of hardships Paul lists in Romans 8:35 and most likely relate to at least one of them. 

As we turn our attention to the noise of the difficulty, we try to do damage control, striving to keep it from going any farther or getting any bigger. We want to nip it in the bud before it gets any worse.

Sometimes though, the harder we try, the messier it gets. And after a period of time we get worn out from dealing with it. The difficulty seems to take on a life of its own, and we can no longer manage it.

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Paul says in Romans 8:37 that we are more than conquerors through him that loved us—Jesus Christ. Jesus overcame the world. He heard the voice of His Father over the noise of the crowd. And because He did, we can too.

His ears are our ears. His eyes are our eyes. His heart is our heart. We are one with Him, and through Him we can conquer every adversary, every wind of adversity that comes against us.

Let’s resolve to listen to the Word of God. Let’s use the ears of Christ to listen to His words, and then with His heart, receive them as truth and carry them with us.

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The word “conquerors” in Romans 8:37 in Greek means: to vanquish beyond, gain a decisive victory. Jesus didn’t just barely scrape by with His victory over the devil. It was a rout! It was a decisive victory.

The devil does everything in his power to keep you from discovering and believing you are already the decisive victor over him in Christ. He’ll do his best to keep you away from the Bible, away from Christian believers and godly influences.

He’ll try to get you to turn your heart away from God in anger and bitterness. Remember Job. He’ll try to get you to quit on God, on yourself, and on your spouse.

Don’t believe him! Step out of the storm of lies and step into the Word of God. Stand up for your faith, for your Saviour. He did more than stand up for you. He endured the cross and continually makes intercession for you to the Father (Isaiah 53:12).

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You are not strong on your own, but through Christ you are a warrior, more than a conqueror who has won a decisive victory.

No matter what the storm might look like, you have already routed the enemy. Remember the cross. Remember the empty tomb.

Your strength becomes supernatural as you remember the truth and stand firm in believing it. The storm will begin to dissolve when you remember who you are in Christ. 

That’s where your strength and power come from. The fight is in our faith. The enemy has no power over you because he has no power over Christ.

Study the Bible verse of Romans 8:37, and gain strength in the knowledge that you are more than a conqueror through Jesus Christ, Who loves you.

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