“No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.” – Romans 8:37
In verse 35 Paul lists some very trying circumstances and asks the question, can these things separate us from the love of Christ? Can tribulation, distress, persecution, famine, nakedness, danger, or sword separate us? His answer is emphatic. No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.
Paul doesn’t say we will conquer by avoiding these trials, by demanding God take away these trials, we conquer directly in the middle of these trials, through Christ and His love, to the praise of His glory alone. We conquer through an understanding of Christ’s love for us. His love is not measured by our circumstance. You will have trials, you will endure suffering, and the thing that will cause you to conquer in those moments is the love of Christ for you. His love hasn’t changed if you go through tribulation. His love hasn’t changed if you go through distress. His love hasn’t changed if you go through persecution. His love hasn’t changed if you go through famine, nakedness, danger, or sword. For God’s people, His love is immutable, it does not change.
Through Christ, and His persevering Spirit, we are not simply conquerors, we are more than conquerors. Meaning, we conquer well. If not for the Holy Spirit, we would not conquer at all, which is why He is given all the glory for our conquering. Our conquering in the midst of trials is supernatural, it is a miracle each time we endure to the end of a season of trials. These times that we are in, if not for the Holy Spirit, would break us. Because of Jesus, you see time and again, God’s people endure things that are so difficult, so well. The loss of a loved one, the loss of someone near and dear to you, financial distress, hatred from an unbelieving world, violence, all of these things we see God’s people endure them, with a supernatural joy, to the praise of His glory alone.
The Bible says that we love, because He first loved us, in the same way we conquer, because He first conquered for us. We are more than conquerors, because we were purchased by The Conqueror. Praise His glorious name.