“How Shall He Not?” ( Romans 8: 31-35, 37 GNV ) by Carley Evans

To the church at Rome, Paul reiterates his belief that nothing separates us – the Christian – from the love of God shown in His gift of Jesus Christ to the world. Paul writes:

31 [a]What shall we then say to these things? If God be on our side, who can beagainst us?

32 Who spared not his own Son, but gave him for us all to death, how shall he not with him [b]give us all things also?

33 [c]Who shall lay anything to the charge of God’s chosen? it is[d]God that justifieth.

34 Who shall condemn? it is Christ which is dead: yea, or rather, which is risen again, who is also at the right hand of God, and maketh request also for us.

35 Who shall separate us from the love of [e]Christ? shall tribulation or anguish, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?

37 [a]Nevertheless, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.

These words are quite amazing. Paul says nothing – that is no thing – is able to separate us from the love of Jesus Christ. God’s love is so big, so powerful that it overcomes all obstacles. No one can condemn us. No one can charge us with anything. No one can pull us out of His hand.

Why? Because God gives us His only Son. As Paul says, if God does not spare His own Son in order to save us, why would He allow us to be lost once we are found? God is not illogical.

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