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Romans 8:31-39 – The Love of God in Christ


Nothing in all creation can separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.


After writing about human suffering and other matters concerning discipleship, Paul composes one of the best-known portions of Scripture in this place. In language reminiscent of Isaiah 50:7-9, he affirms that there is nothing, whether of human or cosmic origin, that can separate the believer from the love of God, expressed in God's sending of Christ for the salvation of humanity.

Romans 8:31-39

God’s Love in Christ Jesus

31 What then are we to say about these things? If God is for us, who is against us? 32He who did not withhold his own Son, but gave him up for all of us, will he not with him also give us everything else? 33Who will bring any charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies. 34Who is to condemn? It is Christ Jesus, who died, yes, who was raised, who is at the right hand of God, who indeed intercedes for us.* 35Who will separate us from the love of Christ? Will hardship, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? 36As it is written,
‘For your sake we are being killed all day long;
   we are accounted as sheep to be slaughtered.’
37No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. 38For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, 39nor 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.

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