Romans 8:35-39 – Nothing Shall Separate Us

Romans 8:35-39
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 thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.
37 Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that 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 creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

-Paul was persuaded that those of us who have accepted the Lord Jesus Christ can never be separated from Him; with all that Paul experienced, I think it’s safe to trust his opinion.  Notice verse 39; nothing “shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord”.  It’s important that the verse doesn’t simply say that nothing can separate us from God, because certainly all of humanity is joined to the Lord; no one can separate themselves from Him.  But there are many who will one day face the wrath of God and the damnation of God.  Not so with those who are in Christ, every day for all of eternity we can look forward to nothing but the love of God.  To be in Christ is to never have to feel uncertainty or worry at the thought of dying or meeting God.  We know where we stand with God because we know who is standing for us “at the right hand of the throne of God”. (Hebrews 12:2)

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