God’s Everlasting Love

The last section of chapter 8 is one of the awe passages of the New Testament. Written by the Apostle Paul that we might worship, bow down, or stand amazed at the love of God given to us through His Son. We are built up through a selection of rhetorical questions encouraging believers that God is for us. That He will graciously give us all things. That we are justified, not condemned, and that ultimately nothing can separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord. We are to read these verses again and again until we are convinced thoroughly of God’s everlasting love. Nothing can pluck us from His Hand. That in Hm we are more than conquerors able to face whatever life throws our way. In Him we can have heroic faith and become the men and women we are called to be.

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Romans 8:31-39

God's Everlasting Love

31 What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be [1] 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. [2] 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.

Psalm 44:20-24

20 If we had forgotten the name of our God
or spread out our hands to a foreign god,
21 would not God discover this?
For he knows the secrets of the heart.
22 Yet for your sake we are killed all the day long;
we are regarded as sheep to be slaughtered.

23 Awake! Why are you sleeping, O Lord?
Rouse yourself! Do not reject us forever!
24 Why do you hide your face?
Why do you forget our affliction and oppression? (ESV)

Footnotes

[1] 8:31 Or who is
[2] 8:34 Or Is it Christ Jesus who died . . . for us?

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