God’s Great Love

“Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us.  Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter. Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 8:34-39

Opened up the Bible app on my phone today to see what the verse of the day was, it had Romans 8:39 as the verse. I read the verses before it and wanted to share them also.

When I read these verses, I stop and think about how great God’s love is for us.

Ponder that thought, How great is God’s love?

We see His great love in John 3:16 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” We see that God sent His Son to die for the sins of mankind so that we could have eternal life. There is no greater love than that!

  1. His Love is a love of Promise – vs. 34 “Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us.” In God’s love we see His promise to us. He sent Christ to die and rise again for us, and with that comes Jesus Christ forever making intercession to God for us. What is the promise, you ask? The promise is an everlasting promise of salvation through Jesus Christ. The promise is that as a Christian, a child of God, Jesus will always be your advocate to God the Father. God’s love is great and so is the promise that comes with it.
  2. His Love is a love of Protection – vs. 35-36 “Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.” After you get the promise of His love, eternal life, you get the protection of His love, once saved always saved. No matter what we go through, God still loves us. No matter what the devil throws our way, God loves us. God’s love will always be our protection.
  3. His Love gives Power  – vs. 37 “Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.” I like the wording in this verse. We are more than conquerors through God, because He is the one who loves us. God loves us so much that He is willing to give us the power we need to go through the hard times. He will give us the strength and courage to keep fighting for right!
  4. His Love is a love of Persistence – vs. 38-39 “For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” The definition of persistence is firm or obstinate continuance in a course of action in spite of difficulty or opposition. God’s love for us will always be there no matter the difficulty or opposition it faces. It is amazing to know that God’s love is so great for me that there is nothing I can do or that anyone else can do that will separate me from that love.
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