Romans 8:31-39

Romans

If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things?

Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies. Who is he that condemns?
Christ Jesus, who died—more than that, who was raised to life—is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us.

Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword?

As it is written:
“For your sake we face death all day long;
we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.”

No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.

For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

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16 thoughts on “Romans 8:31-39”

  1. What a great way to start my Sunday.A lovely spiritual quote from my friend SJonie.God Bless…Regards…AL

  2. My favourite verses from my favourite chapter in the New Testament, God bless you Jonie, these are beautiful words and remind us what it is all about.

  3. Amen and so humbled by the goodness mercy and grace of Him who I serve in my humble ways Bless you Jonie

  4. For more than 33 years, I have prayed to God,and believed in the impossible… all the while ruining my life, losing my family, and becoming a slave to poverty…

    As an added bonus, my wife (who committed adultery to leave me) and my mother (compulsive packrat) have both claimed that I suffer in this way because I’m not a “real Christian”.

    When will people like me be saved? When will hypocrites be punished?…

    I have no reason to believe God favors anyone but the evil………….

  5. Dear Steve – I hear your hurt and understand your pain, I’m so sorry.
    It’s very brave of you to comment here, thank you.
    I guess you have heard all the answers to the question of evil in our world and why bad things happen to good people.
    Like – look at Jesus, he trusted in his Father and he ended up on the cross. Like – look at Job and other other great believers in the Bible and see what happened to them. Like- look at all Jesus’ disciples, they all ended up being martyred.
    https://joniewp.wordpress.com/the-apostles/
    And then we read the biographies of the desert fathers and missionaries, etc and most of them had lives full of hardship and pain and great sorrow.
    Actually it seems that the norm for a follower of Christ is suffering, we are not promised an easy life.
    Strangely when we look at the preaching in many churches nowadays, especially in the US we hear all about being prosperous and God wanting to give us a wonderful, easy life, all riches and full of material blessings.
    That is actually not biblical. Jesus didn’t even have a pillow for his head, the Bible says.

    I don’t know if you are a “real Christian” or not – if you have given your life to Christ, you are a child of God.
    “Yet to all who received him,
    to those who believed in his name,
    he gave the right to become children of God —
    children born not of natural descent,
    nor of human decision or a husband’s will,
    but born of God.”
    John 1:12-13

    That’s what the Bible says – what people say is irrelevant. It’s between you and Father.

    Have you heard of Philip Yancey? He wrote some very good books which have helped me a lot.
    eg “Where is God when it hurts”, “Disappointment with God” (You will find them on Amazon)
    In these as in all his other books he grapples very honestly with the question of where is God when we’re hurting so badly.
    He asks those questions I guess we all have and don’t dare voice in our culture of “victorious Christians”.
    Please feel free to come back at anytime – if you would rather correspond in private, just let me know, I always moderate comments and will answer you via your email address.
    I pray for healing, Jonie

  6. Steve – your story is one shared by thousands of us – the questions are real & deep, but seem to go unanswered…may I recommend a reading of “The Shack” by W P Young, a well-written novel, which explores some of the issues that so vex us….

    ALEC

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