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What Can Separate Us from God's Love?

Romans 8:38-39

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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 8:38-39 NIV

Paul’s words here should encourage us when we face trouble, hardship, persecution, or any number of other challenges (Rom. 8:35-36). He assures us that in all those things, we are more than conquerors through Christ’s love for us (Rom. 8:37). Why? Because none of that can separate us from God’s love.

Death or life, the present or the future, height or depth. All of these represent where we might be. In this life or the next. Now or in the future. Or any physical location. None of that will affect God’s love for me.

Angels, demons, and powers are all spiritual beings much stronger than I am. Yet, as strong as they are, they cannot separate me from God’s love. And if they cannot, then neither can any human.

In fact, nothing in all of creation can separate me from God’s love. I can trust that God’s love will be constant regardless of what I might face in this life. And that it will allow me to be more than a conqueror, through him who loves me.

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Ed Jarrett

Just an old clay jar that God continues to see fit to use in his kingdom's work. I am retired, married with 2 children, and 4 grandchildren. I have followed Jesus for many years. And I love to share what He has given me from His word.

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