‘Nothing can ever separate us from His love.’ Romans 8:38 NLT
Paul asks five life-changing questions you’d do well to think about:
(1) ‘If God is for us, who can ever be against us?’ (Romans 8:31 NLT) Really, with God on our side, who can hurt us? What do we need to fear? (2) ‘Since God did not spare even His own Son but gave Him up for us all, won’t God… also give us everything else?’ (Romans 8:32 NLT) Would God save our souls then leave us to fend for ourselves? Would He address our eternal needs and ignore our earthly ones? Of course not! (3) ‘Who dares accuse us…? Will God? No! He is the one who has given us right standing with Himself.’ (Romans 8:33 NLT) Every voice that accuses us, including our own, means nothing in the court of Heaven. God’s acceptance beats any rejection. (4) ‘Who then will condemn us?… the One who died for us… is sitting at the place of highest honour next to God, pleading for us.’ (Romans 8:34 NLT) People may rise up and speak against you but Jesus is your defence and He silences them. Why? Because His grace covers you. (5) ‘Can anything ever separate us from Christ’s love?’ (Romans 8:35 NLT) Paul answers his own question: ‘Death can’t, and life can’t. The angels can’t, and the demons can’t. Our fears for today, our worries about tomorrow, and even the powers of hell can’t keep God’s love away… 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 NLT) Isn’t that great?
SoulFood: Isa 12–16, Matt 10:21–31, Ps 104:24–35, Pro 3:11–12
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