Nothing can separate us from the Love of Christ.
Think about that!
I’ve been reading through Romans in my devotional time and man. I’ve never really pondered that thought.
Nothing in the whole world can separate us from the Love of Christ.
In Romans 8 Paul says:
“For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
Sin has no Power
We often believe one of the devil’s oldest lies: that God doesn’t love us after we sin. That’s not true. God loves us in spite of our sin.
Now don’t misunderstand what I’m saying. God doesn’t overlook our sin, and he isn’t okay with it. Nor does he accept it because it’s us, who he loves.
He does, however, hate the sin while loving every aspect of us. He loves us 100% all the time, and when we sin we damage our relationship but his love remains constant.
What About Proximity?
Proximity is an excellent thought by Paul right here. Paul talks about how neither “height nor depth” can separate us from the love of Christ.
To apply this to our lives the thought arises: no matter how close or far our relationship to the Lord is, he still loves us.
If you are far from the Lord, repent of your sin and COME BACK! Don’t think his love and grace is an invitation to live for anything other than His glory. But even if you are strayed, his love for you is unchanging; whether you are far or close, he loves you unconditionally.
Death Has No Sting
Man, this is a big one. God loves us in life and death.
He loves all humanity, even the sinner who dies and goes to hell. I think that’s one of the toughest parts of hell, knowing that God still loves you, but that you rejected Him.
He will never stop loving us for all of eternity because he is perfect. There is no changing this! He will never stop loving us. Ever.
God’s love is powerful, and we have to fight the lie that says “you haven’t earned God’s love, so he doesn’t’ love you.” Because while it’s true that I never deserve God’s love, the beautiful thing is that he continues to love me, even though I fail.
Nothing can separate us from his perfect, sacrificial, undying love, and that’s one of the most comforting and encouraging things about the Christian life.