God’s Everlasting Love
31 What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? 32 He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things? 33 Who shall bring a charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies. 34 Who is he who condemns? It is Christ who died, and furthermore is also risen, who is even at the right hand of God, who also makes intercession for us. 35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? 36 As it is written:
” For Your sake we are killed all day long;
We are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.” (Psalm 44:22)
37 Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. 38 For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, 39 nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
No matter how hard life gets for the Christian, there is no condemnation, nor abuse, nor persecution, nor torture that will ever make us want to leave the safety and security of the God who has saved us. Why? Because no matter how hard things get in this life, they will always be better in the end. God will always be able to overcome our fears, trials, and troubles. Even if we are killed as a part of these things, our last breath will be in the sinful bodies that we currently inhabit and the next breath will be in the presence of the One who died on our behalf. There is nothing that would come against us that will make our lives less worth while. There could be an army of a hundred thousand atheists and agnostics who are so angry at our claim that salvation is through Jesus Christ alone that they slaughter our families and burn our homes – what will it prove? That God was right when He wrote about their attitudes and views in the Bible and that He will be justified in His anger and wrath when He metes out His righteous anger and wrath against those who have acted against His elect and by doing so have acted against His Son. How great is our God?