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 8:39(NASB)
For eight long and intense chapters Paul has been taking us step by step from the utter depravity of all mankind and the eternal consequences of sin, which is alienation from God - to the good news of the amazing gospel of grace, and the final glorious outcome for all who trust in Christ for the remission of sins.
As Paul sets out the truth of the gospel of God he anticipates every single objection that may be formed in the minds of wicked men, smug moralists or pious religionist and every objection is silenced before God.
He addresses every possible distortion of the glorious gospel of grace in his carefully constructed epistle and lays out the simple and astonishing truth - that man is saved by grace through faith in the death, burial and resurrection of the God-Man.. Christ Jesus our Lord.
He give meticulous insight into justification, sanctification, propitiation and many other important doctrinal issues and uses Abraham as his object lesson that the righteous man shall live by faith in the written Word of God - and insists that the object of that faith is Jesus Christ, the righteous.
He addresses issues in his inspired epistle to the Romans, that are connected with the world.. man's fleshly old sin nature, the principle of law and other issues that are so often be used to corrupt the written.. God-breathed Word of God.
And in his summation before addressing the past role, present situation and future position of Israel in God's perfect plan of redemption, Paul closes this section of his epistle to the Roman with the most blessed assurance of our eternal security in Christ. Despite the many trials and tribulations that all who live godly in Christ Jesus will inevitable have to face.. Paul concludes his inspired writing with these wonderful words: 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, will be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
There is nothing visible or invisible, natural or supernatural, created or uncreated that has the power and authority to sever the union we have as blood-bought children of God, because we are in eternal union with the Man Christ Jesus - as Paul meticulously scripted in his his carefully constructed epistle.
All scripture is is inspired and important but Romans is the seedbed of all Christian doctrine and a masterpiece of systematic teaching that takes us through every single step of Christian doctrine. Roman is the the most thorough, scientific statement of the divine plan of redemption and the only place where a complete, systematic teaching of all the fundamentals of the Christian faith can be found. May we take to heart all that we read in this glorious book and rejoice that NOTHING can separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus - our Lord.
Heavenly Father, thank You for the truth of Your Word and for the clear way that Paul was led by the Holy Spirit to teach us the truth of Your grace towards us. Thank You for sending Jesus to be the propitiation for our sins. May we live in obedience to His will to You praise and glory in Jesus' name we pray, AMEN.
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