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Love of God
Bible Passage Romans 8: 37-39
This content is part of a series Bright Morning Reflections, in topic 2023 & book Romans.

Love of God

  • Rev. Bright Mawuena Nfodzo
Date preached December 12, 2023

SCRIPTURE 📖
37 In all these things we are triumphantly victorious due to the one who loved us.

38 For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers,

39 nor anything above, nor anything below, nor anything else in all creation can separate us from the love of God that is ours in union with the Messiah Jesus, our Lord.

BACKGROUND
No matter what happens to Christians, nothing can separate them from the unchanging love of God.

Even while we are suffering, we shall not be without hope. That hope will not disappoint us because God is on our side. Nobody can successfully oppose us, and so we shall overcome. We shall win a great victory. We shall win by the power of God who loved us.

Paul thinks about everything that might try to separate us from God’s love. But nothing will be able to do that. While we are alive, Christ is with us. If we die, we will be nearer to Christ in heaven. So neither death nor life can separate us from God’s love.

Then Paul thinks about spirits and powerful rulers. Their power and authority is immense. But even they are unable to separate us from God’s love.

Then Paul tries to describe things that we can hardly imagine. He refers to the entire period of history. He refers to the future age and the new world that God will create. Then Paul thinks about vast measurements of height and depth that seem to have no end. Perhaps he is thinking about the distance between heaven and hell. Perhaps he is thinking about the battle between the spiritual forces that rule heaven and hell.

It is difficult for us even to think about such things. But Paul is confident that God’s love is more powerful than anything else. There is nothing anywhere in time or space that can separate God’s children from their Father. God loves us and he has shown us that love using Jesus Christ. When Jesus died for us, God showed us His love (John 3:16). He did this because He wanted to adopt us as His sons and daughters. He did not want sin to control us. He wanted to forgive us. He wanted to make us righteous. He is our Father God, who loves His children.

Jesus Christ is our Lord because we want to obey Him. Jesus is God. So Jesus loves us as much as God the Father does.

LESSON✍🏽
🔷 Our experiences in this world should rather make us be intimate with Christ and love Him more

 

PRAYER POINTS🙏🏽
💥 Pray to cling to God at all times
💥 Pray for a troubled heart to hope in Christ

CONCLUSION📙
The Christian is an automatic victor because of the one who loves them. Though afflictions, persecutions, failures will come, the final victory belongs to them through Christ who is in union with the Father.
AMEN

In series Bright Morning Reflections