The Love of God [Romans 8]
37But in all these things we overwhelmingly conquer through Him who loved us.38For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, 39nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
If I had to pick a favorite chapter in the Bible, I think Romans 8 would be it. Both Verna and I talked about some of the things that we could write about God from this chapter. There was the Spirit of God that enables us to choose to live for God in a world of flesh. We learn that God is behind the scenes working things out so that we will be will conformed us to Christ through our situations. Once again, the gospel is repeated and God's love for us is beautifully portrayed. If the book of Romans was a movie, chapter 8 would be the most moving and powerful moment in the story.
Today, I chose to highlight the last three verses because they perfectly cap this spectacular chapter. The bottom line is that we win through God because He loved us. And not only that, but that love surrounds and permeates our lives in such a way that we cannot be separated from it ever by anything. This is the truth. And no matter what is going on in your life at any given moment, no matter what your feelings tell you, you can always run to God and fill up on the love that He has for you. He loves you unconditionally and sacrificially and that makes all of the difference as you walk in the truth of that love.
We praise you God for Your perfect and always available love. Cause us to trust Your love and in the completed work of the cross of Christ so that we will be more than conquerers in our daily lives.