Monday, October 18, 2010

Nothing can separate us from God's love.

38For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 39neither 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)

Be convinced. If you belong to Christ, you are not kept saved by your character or performance, but by his character and performance. Nothing can separate God from his children because nothing can change God’s character. Nothing in this life and nothing in death can separate a believer from God's love. The two things we fear most, dying and living, are not threats to our eternal life. Whether we live or die, we are in His love. Jesus won't ever let us go. We have security that is a matter of life and death.
But Paul did not stop there. He went on to say that nothing in our present experience, nor anything to come, can separate us from God's love in Christ. That encourages me tremendously. Nothing in all of time, present or future, can separate me from God's love. Wow! He accepts me like I am and will never desert me. He loves me and will never stop loving me.
Just like we can't cease being the children of our earthly parents once we are born, so too we can't cease being children of God. We can no more be unborn spiritually than we can go back and be unborn physically. When we trust in Christ for salvation, by His grace at that very moment we become members of God's forever family.

Peace and love,


"This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. " (1 John 4:9-10)

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