God’s Everlasting Love
Rom 8:31 What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who is against us?
Rom 8:32 He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him over for us all, how will He not also with Him freely give us all things?
Rom 8:33 Who will bring a charge against God’s elect? God is the one who justifies;
Rom 8:34 who is the one who condemns? Christ Jesus is He who died, yes, rather who was raised, who is at the right hand of God, who also intercedes for us.
Rom 8:35 Who will separate us from the love of Christ? Will tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
Rom 8:36 Just as it is written, “FOR YOUR SAKE WE ARE BEING PUT TO DEATH ALL DAY LONG; WE WERE CONSIDERED AS SHEEP TO BE SLAUGHTERED.”
Rom 8:37 But in all these things we overwhelmingly conquer through Him who loved us.
Rom 8:38 For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers,
Rom 8:39 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.
vs31-34 – In other words, what conclusion shall we draw in regard to the considerations which have be stated? If God is for us, who can be against us. He who gave His own Son, not sparing Him, will He not give us all things. He gave His very Son to die. This was a tremendous sacrifice; the second person of the Trinity. And, if God has declared us righteous, who can contradict this and bring a charge that will stand. God is the one who justifies us. And through the death of His Son, the penalty was paid. His Son was also raised from the dead, sitting at the right hand of the Father.
v35 – Not who will separate our love for God, but who will separate God’s love for us. He then lists several things as possible answers. Tribulation, distress, persecution, famine, nakedness, peril, or sword.
v36 – This is a quote from Psalm 44. “But for Your sake we are killed all day long; We are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.” Psalm 44:22. I would suggest reading all of Psalm 44 to truly understand what the write of this psalm was experiencing, that He was seeing God not come to their aid. “Arouse Yourself, why do You sleep, O Lord? Awake, do not reject us forever. Why do You hide Your face And forget our affliction and our oppression? For our soul has sunk down into the dust; Our body cleaves to the earth. Rise up, be our help, And redeem us for the sake of Your lovingkindness.” Psalm 44:23-26. This is speaking of the Israelites feeling like they have been separated.
v37 – Rather than bringing separation from the love of God, that meaning He would separate from us, it would show His great love for us as He works through us to conquer our enemies, not be conquered by them.
vs38-39 – Nothing can separate God’s love from us. This should give us great comfort. God loves us with an everlasting love. ” But the lovingkindness of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting on those who fear Him, And His righteousness to children’s children,” Psalm 103:17