The Romans could not have been encouraged by any person to the heights Paul lifted them. In this one section of the Letter, Paul assured them of their salvation, encouraged them regarding the trials and struggles of life both being minor compared to the reward God’s chosen had awaiting them. In addition, Paul reminded the Romans of the overarching nature God’s plan and its purpose in our lives as His kids.
Now, as if saving the best for last, Paul drops the blessing of all blessings on these believers: NOTHING CAN SEPARATE US FROM THE LOVE OF GOD. That is game over! We have all experienced those times when life seems to isolate us from anyone or anything that loves or cares for us. In the midst of that seemingly hopeless exile, Christians can cling to the truth that absolutely nothing can separate us from God’s love.
Yesterday we saw that God is all powerful, all knowing, and in all places and times at once. Knowing that truth, we can rest assured that there is simply is no way for anyone or anything to pry us from God’s hand. Paul reminds the Romans that with God the Father behind us, we are more than conquerors. Whatever we face as His children, we never face it alone. The most compelling part of the promise is Paul’s detail account of the lengths that God will go to keep hold of us. In short, there is no one, no height, no depth no length that our Father will not travel reach or face to save and keep us.
He is more than a Superhero in our life; God is the Alpha and the Omega! He is the undisputed and almighty Ruler of the universe. Most importantly, He is Dad! As a dad, even though I am very frail and highly imperfect, I would go to any length, rise to any height, dive to any depth, face any enemy or intruder in defense of my lovely wife and kids. So, one can only imagine the breadth and power available to the God that uses Earth as His footstool. Our God loves us with the greater intensity and passion than any creature great or small has for its children.
Paul’s promise that nothing, (and that means NO THING), can interrupt our relationship and security found in Christ Jesus; should comfort us through any and all circumstance! Help me, Lord to focus on these wonderful promises and not on my daily interruptions and trials! Thank You, Lord for this amazing gift.
God Bless You
28 And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good,[h] for those who are called according to his purpose. 29 For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the firstborn among many brothers. 30 And those whom he predestined he also called, and those whom he called he also justified, and those whom he justified he also glorified.
God’s Everlasting Love
31 What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be[i] against us? 32 He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things? 33 Who shall bring any charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies. 34 Who is to condemn? Christ Jesus is the one who died—more than that, who was raised—who is at the right hand of God, who indeed is interceding for us.[j] 35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword? 36 As it is written,
“For your sake we are being killed all the day long;
we are regarded as sheep to be slaughtered.”
37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. 38 For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, 39 nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.