Wednesday 22nd November 2017
The Third thing God might want to say to us is – “Nothing can separate you from My love”
Romans 8 v 31 – 39
What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? 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? Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies. 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. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? As it is written:
“For your sake we face death all day long;
we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.”
No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers,
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.
These are famous verses written by the Apostle Paul to the early church in Rome. Many of us as Christians are familiar with them and would even quote them in prayer. Maybe as we stop and spend time with God this week, He wants to remind us that we are safe and secure in Him. Paul states here in this passage not only that he believes we cannot be separated from God’s love but that he is “convinced” of this fact. It seems to me he is speaking out of experience.
What is your experience this morning? Do you know that you are loved by God? Maybe you feel you have failed God or let Him down. Please be reminded this morning, that even our failures and sin cannot separate us from His love. When we come to Him in repentance He forgives us of every sin – Hallelujah!
Have a great day!
Senior Pastor at Sawyers Church