Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Bits & Pieces: Promised Security

"For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord, " (Romans 8:38,39).

* When attacked and persecuted by a hostile world, as were the Roman Christians, the believer can feel abandoned by his Lord. The apostle Paul counters such fear of separation by listing every conceivable force which can come against us, and exposing its defeat. In Christ Jesus our Lord, the unconditional, victorious love of God overwhelmingly conquers our insecurities, as we take God at His Word.

* Few feelings are more common to mankind than that of fear. And for the Christian, the worst fear is that of being separated from his Savior. Paul paints the impossibility of such a separation in the sharpest colors possible, leaving us no doubts that we are secure in the supreme love of the Lord Jesus.

* Although the fellowship a Christian enjoys with his Lord may be broken by sin, the relationship of being a child of the King can never be severed. For, when the Lord Jesus saves a person, there is an eternal relationship established which no force or enemy can destroy.
Our response to such terrific truth should be a life of holiness, gratefully obedient to the One who keeps us in His unconditional love.

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