Romans 8:35 - 37


Rom. 8: 35 asks the question, "Who can separate us from the love of God?" Then a list of everything natural and supernatural follows. While any Christian would probably say, Nothing! Yet we feel something sometimes, don't we? The reality of our faith is a struggle for many. Yes, I believe but . . . It is in those times that we have to remind ourselves that there is more to life than what we can see, touch, ear or smell. That in the face of obvious defeat (from the worlds point of view) we are not defeated.

Paul goes on to illustrate this in verse 36. The world will slaughter us and throw us aside without a second thought and think they have won. That seems like an awful thing to say but remember that during this time, Nero was feeding Christians to the lions at the coliseum for the entertaining pleasure of Rome. They thought they were winning, but nothing was farther from the truth. This world does not understand our faith nor the rules we live by. For us there is no defeat, even in death. This was Pauls point. Even though they slaughter us like sheep, we're still not going to lose. You see our goal is established in verse 37.

Nothing shall separate us from the love of God. In fact, we are more than conquerors through Him who loves us. The goal of Christianity isn't to conquer the world, like other religions are trying to do today. The goal of Christianity is to conquer peoples hearts. Jesus didn't come to rule the masses, he came to win the masses. Ask any political analyst or dictator and they will tell you that they must win the hearts of the people if your are going to lead.

After reading this I would like to read your comments in reference to our current election.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It's an abnormal thing to try to change your life from what you were in sin to what you become when you yield to the Holy Spirit and allow Jesus to be your Lord and Savior.

That's what Sara Palin did and it's exciting to see a woman of God who knows who she is in Jesus and is not afraid to back down no matter how the liberals portray her or the media degrades her.

I'm glad we've finally got a person of faith running for the 2nd highest office in the land. It's got the left running scared because they didn't see it coming.

My prayers are that the grass roots of America see Mrs. Palin as who she is and what she'll be able to accomplish if she's elected with John McCain. As always, I pray that His will be done.

Mike Scanlon