Romans 8–Nothing Will Seperate You From God’s Love
It should come as no surprise that the final verse’s of the eighth chapter of Romans is my favorite. Even when I had a problem with this book the idea contained in these verses appealed to me. They are a big part of my theology. God loves you. God’s love will never fail you and nothing can ever keep you from the wondrous hope and promise of the love of God.
God’s love is bigger, louder, widder, deeper, and more victorious than any problem you will ever face!
Paul now draws his entire argument in the first eight chapters to an astonishing conclusion by challenging every influence that might thwart the believer’s assurance of present redemption and future glory. God’s love saves and is saving us now for the best yet to come. In our Christian life we experience the love God has for us and are assured that the later that God is handling will be more wondrous than words could ever describe.
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? (Romans 8:31-35)
The cross is the final proof of God’s amazing unquenchable love for us. God is for us, God loves us, and nothing will ever be the same. Nothing can separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus. This amazing reality is what we are meant to live in and extend to others. Since God is for us, spiritual victory is assured. For us expresses the eternal commitment of almighty love, God does not need us, but He does want us. He proves this by forsaking Heaven being born human living his life as an example of what a human is meant to be and dying a horrendous death so that we might have life to the full.
God is in love with us! He so wants us that he sent His son to put flesh on God and close up the religion shop by living the life of a common man, dying a criminals death, and rising on the third day. He did all this so that we can experience the love of God and know our real identity is as the people of God.
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. (Romans 8:37-39)
God has freed us, no one can condemn us.
Christ is risen, nothing can separate us from the love of God.
Christ is not a judge but a lover.
Think of the worst most horrifying thing this world can produce. Think of the worst thing that has happened to you or you did. Think of the worst thing, the worst day, the worst thought. Not one of them is able to separate you from the love of God!
What shall we fear?
Nothing. For we are enfolded in the love of God.