Bible Nugget 0211 [Romans 8 v 35 – 39 King James Version]
35Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
36As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.
37Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.
38For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,
39Nor 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.
The grace of God, reinforced by strong chords of love and mercy is free to everyone. For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son, so anyone who believes in him (Jesus) would not perish but have eternal life [see John 3:16]. Anyone who accepts Jesus as Lord and Saviour is elite in the sight of God because such a one has not despised the love of God. In this passage to the Romans Paul assures the Roman Christians that the love of God cannot be surpassed and no life challenges be it in the spiritual or physical world can diminish this love. How have you been responding to the love of God or have you embraced it at all? Embrace it wholeheartedly and pray as follows.
Prayer Nugget 0211
Oh LORD thanks for my salvation. I rejoice that nothing can remove me from your love. All challenges I face in life and all principalities and powers are under your control. Let your boundless love continually surround me and let me dwell underneath your everlasting arms. You are my shield, my buckler, my sure defence, the captain and Bishop of my soul. Oh Lord watch over my life jealously and let me continually be a vessel worthy and precious in your sight. Thank you for opening my eyes to behold and accept your free gift of love in Christ in Jesus Name.