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God's Love

How can you be sure of God’s love? In Romans 8:18-39 Paul poses five unanswerable questions:

  1.  With God on your side like this, how can you lose? Verse 31b
  2. If God gave his only son for you, is he likely to withhold anything else? Verse 32
  3. Who is going to dare to prosecute you? Verse 33a
  4. If God is the judge and Jesus your defence counsel, how can a prosecution succeed? Verses 33 & 34
  5. How can anyone drive a wedge between you and Christ’s love? Verse 35a

It is all so hugely encouraging. In the midst of every difficulty you can cling to God’s love for you. Paul lists seventeen possibilities involving calamities of life, superhuman agencies, time and space (Vs 35-39). His list includes absolutely every possible difficulty and challenge you may face. And he concludes that he is totally convinced that nothing ‘will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord’ (vs 39). As Isaac Watts wrote, ‘Love so amazing, so divine, demands my soul, my life, my all’.

It begs the question. How can we ever thank God enough for such amazing love? In all honesty words fail us but we can say, ‘Thank you that in all things you are working together for the good in my life, and absolutely nothing can separate me from your love’. And all God’s people can say a very big AMEN to that!

James

 

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