More on Romans 8:38-39 by NIV Study Bible


ROM 8:38-39 ESV

For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

God Never Stops Loving You

Most of what our world calls “love” is conditional. You get to be on the receiving end only if or because you are a certain way or if or because you do certain things. Stop being or doing those things and watch how quickly the “love” disappears. Except when it comes to God.

His love is unconditional, permanent, sure. Like sunlight it shines on us no matter what we do or don’t do. We can’t cause it to burn more brightly. We can’t possibly turn it off. It is the great constant in life—the one thing we can’t evade.
Sin in our lives might prevent us from the vivid experience of God’s love, but it doesn’t diminish that love any more than a few clouds can diminish the sun.

Take time today to bask in the warmth of divine love.

God’s Promise to Me
• Nothing can separate you from my love.

My Prayer to God
Your love is permanent, Lord. Transform me as I understand more deeply your undying affection for me. When I am in situations where I cannot sense your love, give me the faith to trust that you are still there and that I am always in your care.

6 thoughts on “More on Romans 8:38-39 by NIV Study Bible

  1. I just got home from Saturday church (5 weekend services, 2 on Sat, 3 on Sunday)–the message was SO GOOD, that God says to each of us, “you are my dearly loved son/daughter, and I am (already) pleased with you”–as in, you don’t have to strive for it, or do works to earn it!

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