12 Sept. Romans 8:31-39

12 Sept. Nothing can separate us from God's love

"So what should we say about this? If God is with us, no one can defeat us. He did not spare his own Son but gave him for us all. So with Jesus, God will surely give us all things."

"Who can accuse the people God has chosen? No one, because God is the One who makes them right. Who can say God's people are guilty? No one, because Christ Jesus died, but he was also raised from the dead, and now he is on God's right side, begging God for us."

"Can anything separate us from the love Christ has for us? Can troubles or problems or sufferings or hunger or nakedness or danger of violent death?"

"As it is written in the Scriptures:
'For you we are in danger of death all the time.
People think we are worth no more than sheep to be killed.'"
[Psalm 44:22]

"But in all these things we have full victory through God who showed his love for us. Yes, I am sure that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor ruling spirits, nothing now, nothing in the future, nor powers, nothing above us, nothing below us, nor anything else in the whole world will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord."

          (Romans 8:31-39)

 


Paul – writing to Christians suffering persecution by the Jews in Rome – urges them not to be worried by those who accuse them of blasphemy and religious betrayal. He says no one can accuse the believers of being guilty of betraying God "because God is the One who makes them right". (Romans 8:33)

Indeed, Jesus himself, raised from the dead and in the presence of God the Father, is speaking up and interceding for the believers in heaven, because nothing can "separate us from the love Christ has for us." (Romans 8:35)

Paul goes on to list all the earthly and spiritual forces that their opponents might bring to bear against the believers; but concludes he is certain that nothing in life or death can ever separate believers from God’s love. For “nothing above us, nothing below us, nor anything else in the whole world will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans 8:39).

The photo shows remains of the Colosseum in Rome, where Christians are believed to have been persecuted and martyred during the reign of the Roman Emperor Domitian (in 89AD - 96AD).

You can read more from Paul's Letter to the Romans @ https://www.thebiblejourney.org/…/…/persecution-by-the-jews/


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