Monday, September 07, 2009

Who Shall Separate Us from Christ?


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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 delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things? 33 Who shall bring a charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies. 34 Who is he who condemns? It is Christ who died, and furthermore is also risen, who is even at the right hand of God, who also makes intercession for us. 35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? 36 As it is written:


“ For Your sake we are killed all day long;
We are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.”

37 Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. 38 For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, 39 nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Romans 8:31-37, New King James Version

Who Shall Separate Us from Christ?

Our pastor is going through the book of Acts in his sermons. Yesterday he spoke of Paul's conversion, and of how much God had planned for Paul's ministry to Christians, a ministry that is still going on today. I thought about that as I read through Romans 8, which was written by Paul. What promises can be more precious than these?

Look at some of the powerful questions Paul asks in these few verses, alone!

* If God is for us, who can be against us?
* How shall God, who did not spare his own Son, freely give us all things?
* Who shall bring a charge against God's elect?
* Who shall separate us from the love of Christ?

How does he answer these questions?

In tribulation, distress, persecution, famine, nakedness, peril or sword, we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. Nothing, including death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Oh what an amazing Savior we have! Everything in this life pales in comparison to the love of Christ our Savior! Indeed, who shall separate us from Christ?

God Bless You,
Linda

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