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Nothing Can Separate Us from His Love

Date: Aug. 13, 2019

Passage

Romans 8:31-39 (ESV)

31 What then shall we say 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 with him graciously give us all things? 33 Who shall bring any charge against God's elect? It is God who justifies. 34 Who is to condemn? Christ Jesus is the one who died—more than that, who was raised—who is at the right hand of God, who indeed is interceding for us. 35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword? 36 As it is written,

  “For your sake we are being killed all the day long;
    we are regarded 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 sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, 39 nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Daily Bread

Key Verse: 8:38-39

For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

1. "If God is for us, who can be against us?" (31-34)

Paul and Christians were persecuted by non-Christians wherever they preached the gospel of Christ. Anyone could be fearful and want to quit. But Paul knew God had chosen and justified them. God, who gave Jesus, will hold nothing back for us. Jesus, who died and rose again, is also interceding for us.

2. More than conquerors (35-38)

What could threaten to separate us from Christ's love: trouble, hardship, persecution, famine, nakedness, danger or sword? Christians may look at times like sheep to be slaughtered. But Christians are actually more than conquerors through the love of Christ. No power in heaven or on earth can separate us from God's love in Christ Jesus.

Prayer: Prayer: Lord, I have no reason to doubt or fear when I remember Jesus and his love that conquered hate and sin and death. Give me grace and courage to stand in Christ and conquer fear and hardships in his name.

One Word: We are more than conquerors through Christ's love

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