Who can separate?

31 What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? 32 He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things? 33 Who shall bring a charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies. 34 Who is he who condemns? It is Christ who died, and furthermore is also risen, who is even at the right hand of God, who also makes intercession for us. 35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? 36 As it is written: “For Your sake we are killed all day long; We are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.” 37 Yet 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 principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, 39 nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Romans 8:31-39

Paul told us that there is no condemnation in Christ. He said to keep our minds on the things of the Spirit. He said we are heirs, sons and daughters, we do not have live by a spirit of fear but a spirit of adoption. Then Paul talks about how we will go through suffering and deal with our own weakness – b ut that there is hope and we will have future glory. (Read here Romans 8:18-30)

And now he concludes this chapter saying, “What then shall we say?” So what does this mean for us! Well if we glance back we see how meticulously Paul has shown that God went to great lengths to save us and to provide for us all that we would need for victory over sin and death. So now what is the conclusion:

 If God is for us, who can be against us?

Romans 8:31b

This is where we can put our trust. This question squashes all the fear, the worry, the doubt, the confusion. If God is for us…. then who can be against us! We are in safe keeping.

God didnt spare His own son – so wont He then graciously give us all things?

Who can stand up and bring charge against us? God is the one who justifies!

Who can condemn us? If Jesus died, rose, and is interceding at the right hand of God for us. Who? Who can seperate us from God? Can tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword? Even if we’ve been given over to slaughter, even in that we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.


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