He addresses issues in his inspired epistle to the Romans, that are connected with the world.. man's fleshly old sin nature, the principle of law and other issues that are so often be used to corrupt the written.. God-breathed Word of God. And in his summation before addressing the past role, present situation and future position of Israel in God's perfect plan of redemption, Paul closes this section of his epistle to the Roman with the most blessed assurance of our eternal security in Christ. [⇑ See verse text ⇑] Paul continues to offer encouragement to Christians on this side of eternity. Any other creature.âAny other created thing. (3) calamities should be borne without a complaint; nay, without a sigh. Be the first to answer this question. The love of God.âIt is to be observed that for the shorter phrase, âthe love of Christ,â the Apostle now substitutes the fuller but, as it would seem, equivalent phrase, âthe love of God in Christ.â. Romans 8:39 Treasury of Scripture Knowing, The Consecration Of Spiritual Energy (part 2). Romans 8:9(NASB) Verse Thoughts. However, you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you But if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Him. Register to join beta. nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:1-39.CONCLUSION OF THE WHOLE ARGUMENT--THE GLORIOUS COMPLETENESS OF THEM THAT ARE IN CHRIST JESUS. It's true that we are suffering, as all of creation is, as we wait to be glorified with God forever. (1) That it is the highest honor that can be conferred on mortal man to be a Christian. (2) How ennobling is the thought that the complicated movements of the divine government of the world are all arranged in expressed furtherance of the "good" of God's chosen (Ro 8:28)! from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord—Thus does this wonderful chapter, with which the argument of the Epistle properly closes, leave us who are "justified by faith" in the arms of everlasting Love, whence no hostile power or conceivable event can ever tear us. In other words, "Who shall pronounce" or "hold them guilty?" shall be able to separate us the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord: by "the love of God", is not meant the saints' love to God; for though this is sometimes called the love of God, it is from him, as the author of it, and to him, as the object of it, and may be said to be in Christ, or by him, and can never be lost; yet the apostle would not have expressed such a strong confidence and full persuasion about this, and would rather have said, had this been his meaning, that nothing shall be able to separate our love from God, or God from our love, and not us from the love of God; besides, he is speaking of that love by which we are more than conquerors, and manifestly intends the love with which God loves his people, particularly the love of God the Father: and this is "in Christ Jesus our Lord"; he has expressed it in and through Christ, in choosing and blessing them in him, and in sending him to die for them; and it still continues in him, and is in him as their Lord, head, husband, and Redeemer; and is a reason why nothing can separate them from it: which is to be understood, not of the effects of love, and the application of it, which may be suspended for a time; nor of the manifestation and sense of it, which believers may be without for a while; nor of any sort of separation from God, for saints themselves may be separated from him, with respect to intimate sensible communion and fellowship; but the sense of this passage is, that they can never be separated from the love of God, so as that that union which is made by it between God and them can ever be dissolved, or they cease to have any share or interest in his love. (10) "The whole universe, with all that it contains, so far as it is good, is the friend and ally of the Christian; and, so far as it is evil, is more than a conquered foe" (Ro 8:35-39) [Hodge]. (4) the Christian has every possible security for his safety. Of which he is the bond, the connecting link. "Behold what manner of love is this?" We do not know, the number, magnitude, and variety of things, comprehended in these words, and yet we do not fear them. (2) our trials in this life are scarcely worth regarding in comparison with our future glory. There is nothing visible or invisible, natural or supernatural, created or uncreated that has the power and authority to sever the union we have as blood-bought children of God, because we are in eternal union with the Man Christ Jesus - as Paul meticulously scripted in his his carefully constructed epistle. Shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord; Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers. The purposes of God, the work of Christ, the aid of the Holy Spirit, and the tendency of all events under the direction of his Father and Friend, conspire to secure his welfare and salvation. In this surpassing chapter the several streams of the preceding argument meet and flow in one "river of the water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb," until it seems to lose itself in the ocean of a blissful eternity. Asked by Wiki User. May we live in obedience to His will to You praise and glory in Jesus' name we pray, AMEN. And "what manner of persons ought we to be," who are thus "blessed with all spiritual blessings in Christ?". Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. by Shawn Brasseaux “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.” It is undoubtedly in the list of “the top 10” most-quoted Bible verses—along with John 3:16, Jeremiah 29:11, Romans 10:9, and Hebrews… There is no true love of God which is not produced by the work of Christ. shall be able to separate us, &c.—"All the terms here are to be taken in their most general sense, and need no closer definition. Nor depth - Nor the lowest circumstances of depression, poverty, contempt, and want; the very lowest rank of life. The love of God - The love which we have to God. The fact that we suffer, though, does not mean that God is not with us or for us. (6) In return for such a sacrifice on God's part, what can be considered too great on ours? (9) What an affecting view of the love of Christ does it give us to learn that His greatest nearness to God and most powerful interest with Him—as "seated on His right hand"—is employed in behalf of His people here below (Ro 8:34)! Who doesn't love being #1? seeing that "God justifies" them: showing beyond all doubt, that to "justify" was intended to express precisely the opposite of "holding guilty"; and consequently (as Calvin triumphantly argues) that it means "to absolve from the charge of guilt." (11) Are we who "have tasted that the Lord is gracious," both "kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation" (1Pe 1:5), and embraced in the arms of Invincible Love? Despite the many trials and tribulations that all who live godly in Christ Jesus will inevitable have to face.. Paul concludes his inspired writing with these wonderful words: For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.