THE QUESTION GOES OUT - “WHAT CAN SEPARATE US FROM THE LOVE OF GOD?”
The Apostle Paul addresses this in Romans Chapter 8 where he was convinced, and details why by giving us six possible obstacles.
Inevitable – Death / Life
The Lord Jesus Christ who is the Life giver and the one who “has the keys of death and hell” assures us of certainty with regard to the inevitable, and the Love of God.
Invisible – Angels / Principalities
The Bible clearly teaches that there are other forces which can and will work against the Believer. However, it is equally clear that they are not as ‘great’ as the power that indwells us and cannot separate us from God’s Love. Why, because they were all defeated at Calvary.
Inescapable – Things Present / Things to Come
Events that take up our day to day sometimes absorb us and divert our focus from God. He is in control of these events, and just because we take our eye off Him, He loves us just the same. The Lord Jesus says: “Lo I am with you always, even to the end of the world”.
Invincible – Powers
When we see mega powers flex their political muscles, we sometimes feel that they are invincible. We should never forget that all the “powers that be are ordained of God”. What assurance this gives us that no matter what laws are passed, we cannot be separated from the Love of God.
Immeasurable – Height / Depth
Just because we cannot measure things does not mean that they can separate us from God’s Love. We are already seated with Christ in heavenly places, and He has been down to the “lower parts of the earth”!
Inconceivable – Any other Created Thing
We take great comfort that “all things were created by Him and for Him”, therefor “Any other created thing” cannot come between the Believer and God’s love.
The conclusion is that “nothing is able separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus”.