Romans 8:31-39 – September 21

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Romans 8:31-39 – More Than Conquerors

31 What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? 32 He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things? 33 Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies. 34 Who then is the one who condemns? No one. Christ Jesus who died—more than that, who was raised to life—is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us. 35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? 36 As it is written:

“For your sake we face death all day long;
    we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.”

37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. 38 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 39 neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

 

God’s Love | Becky Newman

Scripture

Romans 8:38-39

Observation

Can I just choose all of today’s reading as my scripture? Wowie-zowie! That packed a punch, Paul! Who after reading that could walk away discouraged? Just the truths packed into today’s reading: He is for us (vs. 31), He justifies us (vs. 33), Jesus intercedes for us (vs. 34), He loves us (vs. 35, 37-39). But if I have to pick the most encouraging verse, I’ve got to go with verses 38-39. NOTHING can separate us from God’s love. Time and time again the whole Bible points to this truth. No matter how bad I mess things up, I can’t mess it up bad enough to lose God’s love. There is no one else in the whole universe I can say that about. That makes the second most important commandment–love others as God loves you–way more difficult than it sounds at face value.

Application

Your love for us is what draws us to You, yet it takes walking and growing with You to better appreciate what Your love means. To affect myself and others around me for You, I need to shine and show Your love more than anything else. They will see You through it and know You.

Prayer

Thank You that NOTHING can separate me from Your love! I’ve been praying over my kids that they would never not recognize Your love for them, and I continue to pray that for them. I pray that they would see Your love in their parents’ actions and words as well as in teachers and friends and that they would seek to show Your love to others too. Help me, God, to shine Your love in all that I do and say and think that they may know You are God! 

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