Thursday September 11th, 2014: Romans 8: 31-39 Nothing Can Separate Us From God’s Love

Devotions

Today is the fourth and final post of the Romans 8 series :(. If you missed the first three they are here, here, and here! I hope you guys have enjoyed this series as much as I have! Happy Thursday.

“What shall we say about such wonderful things as these? If God is for us, who can ever be against us? Since he did not spare even his own Son but gave him up for us all, won’t he also give us everything else? Who dares accuse us whom God has chosen for his own? No one—for God himself has given us right standing with himself.  Who then will condemn us? No one—for Christ Jesus died for us and was raised to life for us, and he is sitting in the place of honor at God’s right hand, pleading for us.” Romans 8:31-34

If God is for us, who can be against us? Some days I feel like everyone is against me, my parents, my teachers, strangers, even my friends. Then I’m reminded of this verse… God is for me! Those other people don’t matter because the highest king is for me! He spared His one and only Son for me! His son became my advocate with the Father. Jesus made me blameless. My debt has been paid!

“Can anything ever separate us from Christ’s love? Does it mean he no longer loves us if we have trouble or calamity, or are persecuted, or hungry, or destitute, or in danger, or threatened with death? (As the Scriptures say, “For your sake we are killed every day; we are being slaughtered like sheep.”)  No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us.” Romans 8:35-37

His love has no exceptions. It doesn’t leave us when we’re in trouble. It doesn’t leave is when we’re in tribulations. It doesn’t leave is when we’re in danger. It never leaves us. His love is our victory.

“And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 8:38-39

What can separate us from Christ’s love? Nothing. Not life or death, not angels or demons, not fears or worries. Not even the powers of hell or powers of the sky above or in the earth below. Nothing can separate us from the love of Christ.

As always, thanks for reading!

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