Romans 8.35-39 – March 19, 2020

Romans 8.35-39

Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? 36 As it is written: 

“For your sake we face death all day long;
we are considered 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 convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 39 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 8:35–39, NIV)

This may be one of the most cherished questions in all of Scripture: Who can separate us from the love of Christ? No one, of course!

Thought Questions:

Why do you think so many people have a hard time understand that God loves them, instead thinking God is “out to get them?”

What does it mean to be a conqueror? How does the love of God help us conquer?

In what ways do you assume something or someone can separate you from God’s love? How can you live differently now that you have read this passage?

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