What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us? 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 creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us? 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 creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Romans 8:31, 38-39
According to a security research company named SDM, it was estimated that in 2018 Americans spent over $80 billion on home security systems. As you can see by the pocketbooks of Americans, we desire and enjoy personal security. Spiritually speaking, there is no greater security “system” then what the believer has in and through the love of Christ. In Romans 8, Paul gave the Roman believers five arguments to prove there is no separation between the believer and Christ.
First, God is for us. (31) There is no need to fear, for our loving Heavenly Father desires the best for His children, even if they must go through trials to receive His best. It may be trite, but certainly true; you and God equal a majority.
Secondly, Christ died for us. (32) If when we were sinners, God gave us His best, now that we are His children, will He not give us all we need? God deals with believers on the basis of His grace and mercy shown at Calvary.
Third, God has justified us. (33) God has declared the believer righteous in Christ. Our Christian experience may change from day to day, but God’s declaration of justification never changes. Jesus paid the penalty for sin and we can be secure in Him.
Fourth, Christ intercedes for us. (34) Jesus Christ represents us before the throne of God and we do not have to represent ourselves. As our Savior, He is now interceding for us in heaven. As our High Priest, He can give grace to overcome temptation. As our Advocate, He can forgive our sins and restore fellowship.
Finally, Christ loves us (35-39) God does not shelter us from the difficulties of life, but rather God permits trials to come that they may be used for our good and His glory. God gives us the power to be “more” than conquerors in the difficulties through the love of Christ.