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Who shall separate us from the love of Christ?

Who shall separate us from the love of Christ?
    Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? Romans 8:35 (NKJV)
    Well, in our last devotional titled, If God is for us, then who can be against us, we've found there is nothing to fear. As Christians, we now clearly see that He is on our side, and He will defend us against the attacks of Satan and his emissaries. But not just here on earth, but also in Heaven at the justice seat of Christ when Satan tries to bring accusations against us.
    Who shall bring a charge against Gods elect? It is God who justifies. 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. Romans 8:33-34 (NKJV)
    So, God Himself declares us Not guilty. No one can bring a charge that will condemn us.
    Q:But what about Gods love for us, is there any way we can lose it? What about the times weve really messed up in sin, can this cause God to waiver in His love towards us? Is there anything that can separate His love for us?
    A:Absolutely not!
    We see that Paul asks this same question in verse 35, and then he proceeds to list a bunch of things, asking if maybe these things will some how separate Christs love for those whove placed their trust in Him.
    There is no doubt that there are times when Ive made some mistakes and Ive felt that God definitely loved me less because of my actions. I think there have been times in every Christians life where we have struggled in our walk, and have somehow felt that we deserve anything but love.
    Q:So, if were worrying and full of anxiety about the future, does this mean that His love has somehow diminished slightly toward us?
    A:No! It means we need to exercise our faith in His Word, because He has made us promises to take care of us.
    Q:But what about when our life gets all crazy and we have to face or endure things such as:
    "Major illness
    "Danger, even
    "Life threatening attacks,
    Does this prove that His love is not fully with us?
    If He were to respond to our questioning His love for us, Hed respond with,
    I couldnt have loved you anymore. Ive already shown you this by laying my life down for you, and Ive resurrected for you. Theres nothing that will ever separate my love for you. Even if you are being persecuted to the point of death, I am with you, and I love you. Know this and be confident of it.
     As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love. John 15:9 (NKJV)
    Hey Christian, lets be confident in the fact that we are loved beyond any human comprehension. God is faithful, even when were not. I know that is hard to fathom, but its the truth of God. Walk confident today knowing how much God loves you. And may you share this message of His love with others.
    STUDY QUESTION: What can we derive by the scriptures above with respect to Gods love for us?
    PERSONAL INVENTORY: Have you felt that God could only love you in the same way others have shown their love?
    APPLICATION: Always know how much God loves you, because it will greatly affect how you love others, and how you share the Gospel message.
    Father, Thank You for Your faithful love for me. Help me to remember all the things Youve done for me, and to share them with others in my life. I just wanted to say, I love You so much! In Jesus precious name, amen&
    Be Blessed, Pastor Scott

Copyright ©2017 by Pastor Scott Wright.
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