“There are three great enemies of the Christian: the world, the flesh, and the devil. The world is against us. Our flesh is an enemy. As if that were not enough, we have a powerful foe in Satan, who is described […] as a ‘roaring lion looking for someone to devour.’ There are many things against us, but what are these things when they are put into a sentence containing the words ‘If God is for us…?’ […] It is as if Paul is challenging us to place all the enemies we can think of on one half of an old-fashioned scale, as we might do if we were weighing peanuts. Then, when we have all the peanuts assembled on the scale, he throws an anvil onto the other side of the balance. The scale comes crashing down, and the peanuts are scattered. Who can stand against God? The answer is ‘nobody.’”

Author Unknown. “Part Three: The Triumph of God’s Grace. No Separation From God’s Love- Romans 8:28-39. BSF International. 1998.