No Space Between

A devotion on Romans 8:35, 37

Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Could oppression, or anguish, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? No, in all these things, we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.
–Romans 8:35, 37

The word “separate” means “to put a space between.”

Christ came into this world because He loves us. He knew if He didn’t come, our sin would forever keep us separated from God. He couldn’t bear the thought of losing you or me.

So He came here and took our place. The horrors that happened to Him should have been ours. The evils He endured were earmarked for us. Because of our disobedience to God’s Law, we deserved the suffering He bore.

What unimaginable love!

Jesus refused to allow anything to come between us. Nothing can stop Him from loving us. So, why would we allow something to separate us from Him? All the things Paul lists in today’s verse will not make Christ love us any less. The evils listed in this verse were as real to the early Christians as they are to us today.

Nothing can separate you from God, but someone can, and that someone is YOU.

Only you can separate yourself from God. You have the God-given free will to decide whether or not you will choose Him or Satan. It is all up to you.

God wants you to choose Christ. Choose Him, become a conqueror, and enjoy glorious victories in Christ!

Prayer

Dear God, I choose Christ today and every day. Please stay close to me and help me experience glorious victory today. I pray in Jesus’ name, Amen.

Reflection

Who or what have I blamed in the past for keeping me from God? What has today’s verse shown me about thinking this way?