Sunday, August 31, 2014

Nothing Can Separate us From His Love

"Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?"

Nothing can separate us from God's love. Nothing.

Let's get practical, though.


First of all, God is love:

"He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love." (1 John 4: 8)

and then

"And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him." (1 John 4: 16)

So God is love.

And God is everywhere, witnessed in the power, authority, and glory of His Son Jesus:

"Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature: 16For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: 17And he is before all things, and by him all things consist. 18And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence. 19For it pleased the Father that in him should all fulness dwell; 20And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven." (Colossians 1: 15-20)

The reason why people do not receive this love, even though He is everywhere, is that they do not have, know, or sense His love in them. Such is the power of sin.

Yet because of what Jesus did at the Cross, we can know and believe that we are reconciled to Him (2 Corinthians 5: 17-21), and thus wherever we go, we can trust that He is for us, and that His love carries us, that nothing can separate us from His love.

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