On January 6, 1941, Franklin D. Roosevelt addressed Congress as to the state of the war in Europe. Most of what he said that day has been forgotten. However at the close of his address, he said that he looked forward “to a world founded upon four essential freedoms."1. … More
The verses in the closing part of this chapter contain some of the most comforting promises in all of Scripture. Believers have always had to face hardships in many forms. These could cause us to fear that we have been abandoned by Christ. However, Paul explains that it is impossible to be separated from the love of Christ. His death is proof of His never ending love, and nothing can stop Christ’s constant presence with us. God tells us how great His love is so that we will be totally secure in Him. Regardless of fault, cause, action or inaction, whatever you do or do not do, God will always love you. He is impartial, and He sees beyond the circumstances of the moment. He loves you both completely, and equally. He has no favorites. He will not take sides; He will view every situation in accordance to what the Bible says.
As a Christian we can be free from fear, because Christ as our Savior intercedes for us, and we cannot be separated from His love. We should never fear life or death (v. 38). Death cannot separate us from His love. Death only ushers us into His presence in heaven. Someone might ask, “Can life separate us from His love?” Again the answer is No. Jesus said, “Lo I am with you always, even unto the end of the world” (Matt. 28:20). Jesus Christ’s love is not something with conditions attached to it. In other words, He does not say, “If you do this, I will do that.” Nothing can separate you from His love! Believe this fact and rejoice in it.
There is absolutely nothing I can do to merit salvation. God’s Word makes it plain that “For by grace are you saved through faith, that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God, not of works lest any man should boast” (Eph. 2:8,9).
For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
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Romans 5:1-11What It Means To Be Acceptable to God
Romans 5:12-21Death in Adam and Life in Christ
Romans 6:1-11Death to Sin, Alive to God
Romans 6:12-18From Slaves of Sin to Slaves of God
Romans 6:19-23It is Impossible to Be Neutral
Romans 7:1-13An Example From Marriage
Romans 7:14-25The Battle With Sin
Romans 8:1-11Living by The Power of God’s Spirit
Romans 8:12-17Sonship Through The Spirit
Romans 8:18-27From Suffering to Glory
Romans 8:28-30God Works in "All Things” For Our Good
Romans 8:31-34If God is For Us Who Can be Against Us?
Romans 8:35-37God’s Everlasting Love
Romans 8:38-39It is Impossible to Separate Us From Christ
Romans 9:1-13Israel’s Rejection of Christ
Romans 9:14-24God’s Anger And Mercy
Romans 9:25-33The Stone That Made People Stumble
Romans 10:1-4Israel Needs The Gospel
Romans 10:5-13Anyone Can be Saved
Romans 10:14-21Israel Rejects The Gospel
Romans 11:1-12God Has Not Rejected His People
Romans 11:13-24Gentiles Will be Saved
Romans 11:25-36The People of Israel Will be Brought Back