New Testament In a Year: August 5 – Romans 8:22-39


Romans 8:22-39
(22-30) Future Glory
Along with the rest of creation, we wait eagerly for Jesus the Christ to come and permanently deliver us from corruption, pain, and death. We wait patiently for Him to make every wrong right. Our waiting is not in vain. It is rooted in hope. Even though we cannot presently see the new Heaven and the new earth, we have hope that it will one day appear.

Our waiting may not always be pleasant. At times, we may get weak in waiting and become so depressed by our current state of affairs, that we do not know how or for what we should pray. In these moments of weakness, we are not alone. The Spirit of God helps us, and when we cannot pray rightly for ourselves, the Spirit intercedes for us according to the will of God.

We have been called by God for a purpose; therefore, we can have complete confidence that all things will work together for our good. God isn’t surprised at our salvation. He knew about it and planned it before time, justified us in time, and will glorify us in eternity.

(31-39) God’s Everlasting Love
The everlasting, never-ending love of God can’t be more clearly explained than this passage explains it. Nothing and nobody will ever separate us from His love. Once we are saved, we are saved forever. Nothing in the past, nothing in the present, and nothing in the future can separate us from the love of God. No one on earth, no angel in Heaven, and no devil in hell can separate us from the love of God. Tribulation, distress, persecution, and danger may come against us, but they are not enough to overcome us because we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.

Favorite verse: (39) 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.

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