In Romans 8:33-39, it says:
“33 Who can bring an accusation against God’s elect? God is the one who justifies. 34 Who is the one who condemns? Christ Jesus is the one who died, but even more, has been raised; he also is at the right hand of God and intercedes for us. 35 Who can separate us from the love of Christ? Can affliction or distress or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword?
36 As it is written: Because of you we are being put to death all day long; we are counted as sheep to be slaughtered. 37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. 38 For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, 39 nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
I was reading this passage and I love how everything that tries to accuse, condemn, and separate us from God is declared as something that just cannot happen. If it does try, it is definitely not going to work, simply because God’s word stands forever. He is the One who has the last say over us!
When times come, as they will (part of life), we need to remember these words from this amazing passage.
Who can bring an accusation against God’s elect?
Absolutely no human being can because it is not our place to accuse. This authority has not been given to us; it has only been given to Christ who is the One who justifies us. God is the One who will say if something is against us or not, and His evaluation of us is what counts and matters.
Who is the one who condemns?
People can try to condemn us, however Jesus died for us; He was raised to life; and now Jesus sits at the right hand of God interceding for us. Jesus is the One with the authority to judge us and condemn us. Therefore make sure that you listen to God’s voice and judgment (evaluation) of you as His judgment over us is true and one to help transform us.
Who can separate us from the love of God?
People, Persecutions, Famines, Anguish, Dangers, Afflictions, and Wars will not be able to separate us from the love of God. Absolutely nothing can separate us from His love which is unfailing, steady, and unchanging. The only thing that can separate us from His love is ourselves. If we choose to not want His love, He will not force it upon us, but His love for us will always remain.
What beautiful promises of God. For the Father’s love over us is not only affectionate but it is also in disciplining us by helping us become a people that is pure and holy. His love for us never fails and His banner over us is always love.