Saturday 28 September, 2013

Romans 8:31-39

31 What should we say then? Since God is on our side, who can be against us? 32 God did not spare his own Son. He gave him up for us all. Then won’t he also freely give us everything else? 33 Who can bring any charge against God’s chosen ones? God makes us right with himself. 34 Who can sentence us to death? Christ Jesus is at the right hand of God and is also praying for us. He died. More than that, he was raised to life. 35 Who can separate us from Christ’s love? Can trouble or hard times or harm or hunger? Can nakedness or danger or war? 36 It is written, “Because of you, we face death all day long. We are considered as sheep to be killed.” (Psalm 44:22) 37 No! In all these things we will do even more than win! We owe it all to Christ, who has loved us. 38 I am absolutely sure that not even death or life can separate us from God’s love. Not even angels or demons, the present or the future, or any powers can do that. 39 Not even the highest places or the lowest, or anything else in all creation can do that. Nothing at all can ever separate us from God’s love because of what Christ Jesus our Lord has done.

God is on our side, He has chosen us. Jesus has made us blameless and is defending us from our enemies.  Nothing that comes against us in life can separate us from the love of Christ. God is triumphant and we will remain in his love and protection no matter what happens.
Paul is adamant about the infallibility of God.  Nothing in all creation can pull us out of His loving arms.  This is logical when you think about it, because God is the creator of all the universe and therefore he has authority over everything in it. As His chosen children we have Him as our defender in any situation.
Knowing that God will always be with me no matter what, gives me courage to face trials.  I know that even if I die I will never be apart from His love. Nothing and no one can take this from me.

Father God thank you that what ever happens in life, I can run to your open arms and you will always defend and protect me; you have overcome. Help me to be bold in the assurance of your loving presence. Amen

Written by Dimity Milne

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