Our Security

Romans 8

“Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter. Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, 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.” (vs. 35-38)

Friends, you can’t get away from the love of God; no matter what you do, or where you go, you cannot get away from His love. The Lord loved us while we were lost and steeped in sin, and He does not quit loving us if we fall into it again. We cannot do anything to make Him quit loving us, because God is love (1 Jn. 4: 8), He is all that love is; He is the essence of love. Love never fails us because it is eternal, as God is eternal; it is what God is. In Psalm 139, David tells us the same thing, that wherever we go, and no matter what the circumstance, we can never get away from the love of God. “Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence? If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there. If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea; Even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me. If I say, Surely the darkness shall cover me; even the night shall be light about me. Yea, the darkness hideth not from thee; but the night shineth as the day: the darkness and the light are both alike to thee.” (vs. 7-12) It is amazing to me that some claim that they can hide from God’s love, or remove themselves from His grace; it is more than amazing that any could think that God would let us go after He went to all the trouble of Calvary and the suffering and persecutions that led to it, for us. After going through what Christ went through, how could He abandoned anyone, ever? No, you cannot ever, in any way make the Lord quit loving you. That is what love is; it is constant; it is unconditional; it is pure, and everlasting, because “God is love”.

There is something else “special” about these passages, something that we all need to know; one has to do with trials and persecutions, while the other has to do with self and conviction. You see, they are somewhat related, second cousins, if you will. They entail all of life, all the mysteries and the trials, and all the “searchings” of our heart for the one true path of life. They represent all we can do; everywhere we can go, and all that can done unto us. Nothing is adequate to remove us from the ever reaching love of God, absolutely nothing. Same message with a different twist. No matter what comes your way, it cannot break you. No matter what you do on your own cannot turn the heart of the Lord from you; neither circumstance nor self affliction can tear us from the Lord, we are His, and He is ours, and we are one in Him. Take comfort in these things; be assured that If you know Christ as your Savior, and truly trust in Him and nothing else to get you to heaven, then death itself cannot part you from the Lord, nor anything short of death.

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