Seventh Day Baptist
Christian Education Council
PO BOX 1678
Janesville, WI 53547
What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things? Who shall bring any charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies. Who is to condemn? Christ Jesus is the one who died—more than that, who was raised—who is at the right hand of God, who indeed is interceding for us. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword? As it is written,
“For your sake we are being killed all the day long;
we are regarded as sheep to be slaughtered.”
No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. 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.
by: Katie Brown.
There is divine protection in being God’s chosen people and, as this passage definitively states, nothing can separate us from God. That does not mean that there will be no trials or tribulations in life. It means that God’s love will never leave us throughout the highs and lows we face in this world. By this gift of God’s steadfast love, we know that there is not a trial, power, or person on this earth that can defeat us by separating us from God’s love. In this way, God’s children conquer any challenge or situation with God’s unwavering love.'