by David Jeremiah
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 created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. —Romans 8:38-39
The truth found in these two verses has inspired some of our greatest thinkers and teachers of the Word of God to comment on its meaning.
Deuteronomy 31:6-8 . . .“The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.”
Francis Schaeffer wrote, “Nothing in all the universe can separate us from God’s love. It isn’t just the things we see, it’s also the things we don’t see. Supernatural forces, demons, all the forces of hell, the entire hierarchy of evil….And where does that leave us? It leaves us as ‘more than conquerors through him that loved us.’…If we have truly trusted Christ for eternal life, he assures us that we will never perish, and that nothing can ‘pluck us out of his hand.’ Then, as though this were not assurance enough, he says that nothing can pluck us out of God the Father’s hand either.”
Simply stated, we are inseparable from the loving arms of God—nothing can ever break the bond that holds us firmly in His love.
If you have trusted Christ, nothing can separate you from His love, and nothing can separate you from God the Father’s love. —Francis Schaeffer
Max Lucado wrote, “In every great story, love is demonstrated through action. Is there any greater expression of love than the Christmas story? Consider it for a moment. God looked upon us, his children, in desperate need of redemption, and he sent his most precious gift—Jesus, His own son.
No act of treason, no breach of character, no aborted promise, no moral failure could ever separate us from His love. His love knows no limits and no bounds. God loves us. Undyingly! Unapologetically! . . . From his birth
in Bethlehem to the cross on Golgotha, Jesus’ love for us is persistent, enduring, and sacrificial.”