Romans 8:38-39 “For I am persuaded that not even death or life, angels or rulers, things present or things to come,
hostile powers, height or depth, or any other created thing will have the power to separate us from the love of God
that is in Christ Jesus our Lord!” THESE TWO BIBLE VERSES ARE 2 OF MY PERSONAL FAVORITES IN THE WHOLE BIBLE.
1. Because it’s clear – NOTHING can separate us from the love of God that is in or provided for by Christ Jesus, our
2. Because of the extensive list of things that might make us feel separated from God’s love. Things like life and
death, angles at demons, time and the events of the present and future (note that he excludes the past – I believe that
that’s because letting go of the past and following Him completely is up to us – if we never surrender our past to
Him and follow Him into the future, we’ll miss the abundance of the eternal life He’s provided for us),
hostile powers whether governmental or demonic, height or depth – indicating geographic locations NOR ANY OTHER
CREATED THING – MEANING NOTHING – can separate us from God’s love! Nothing, absolutely nothing!
3. HERE’S THE BEST PART: “I am persuaded (convinced)”! The writer of this letter to the Church a
Rome is the Apostle Paul and he says, “I am convinced”. This man lost everything for the sake of
the Gospel: his position, His wealth, his job, his physical health (he was left for dead twice), his family and
ultimately his life-yet, HE WAS CONVINCED! Many of us struggle with God’s love. It’s because we don’t
get to know Him or we relate Him or compare Him to an imperfect human that we do know. HE’S NOTHING LIKE US
when it comes to love, faithfulness and loyalty. His love is for real and it is forever! ARE YOU CONVINCED? SETTLED
Think about it!