Sunday, February 7, 2010

Christ's love

Rom 8:35-39
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 thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter. [37] Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that 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 creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

What a thought! Who or what can separate us from the love of Christ?

Let’s take a moment to look at the meaning of some of the words in the verses:
tribulation – trouble
distress – anguish
peril - danger
sword – punishment

At one time or another, we all have some kind of trouble in our lives. Unfortunately some have more than others, but the love of Christ is there.

In verse 37 the word conquerors means “to gain a decisive victory”. Vincent word study explains it this way, “A victory which is more than a victory.” We can be conquerors because we know that Christ is in every battle with us. In Hebrews 13:5, is a promise “… I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.”

A few more word meanings:
persuaded – convince
angel – messenger
principalities – place
present – now
to come - future

Are you convinced that God is with you in all trials and problems? Remember no matter what the situation, God is there and He loves you, unconditionally.

Have a great day.

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