Nothing Separates Us from God’s Love

Romans 8:39

…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.

What is God’s love?  As was mentioned in the last devotion God’s love takes on many forms.  Romans 8 is discussing God’s love in relation to salvation.  The fuller context of the chapter is how great the power of God is.

While some look to this passage to prove a theological point of whether or not salvation can be lost, that isn’t the context of the passage or the point that Paul is making.  Instead, the point is that salvation isn’t a battle.  There isn’t any question when it comes to salvation; Jesus’ death on the cross is all that is required – nothing less and nothing more.

We often think about good vs. evil as a battle between God and Satan.  Indeed Satan is opposed to God but to even think of it as a battle is almost an insult to God.  A battle implies that the outcome is in question.  God has already won the victory.  It is locked up and secure!

This doesn’t mean that Satan is powerless today and we should take him seriously because he is out to destroy people.  But as far as our salvation is concerned, there is absolutely nothing that will disrupt it.  The power of Satan won’t interfere with our salvation nor will anything else in all of creation.  Nothing will separate us from the love of God.

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