Inseparable!

There are basically two types of movies. Guy flicks and chick flicks. Guy flicks are easy to spot because they involve car chases, people getting shot and edge of your seat excitement. Chick flicks usually revolve around gals exploring new ways to express their feelings about something… anything… nothing!

The best movies find a way to combine both extreme adventure and some expression of feelings – preferably in a humorous manner; all culminating in the guy overcoming various obstacles to go back for the girl.

Scripture mentions Jesus as the Bridegroom and we – the church – as His bride. I guess that’s why Romans 8:38-39 sort of reads and feels like the end of a high-adventure outing when the guy goes back for the girl.

For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. ~ Romans 8:38-39

God overcame every obstacle, the biggest being sin, to make possible an intimate relationship with each of us. And He intends for our relationship with Him to be inseparable!

No matter what challenge or struggle comes against us this week, we can know that it won’t separate us from the love of God!

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6 responses to “Inseparable!

  1. Great one Rick!….and right on the heels of me posting Romans 8:38-39 just yesterday.

  2. Romans 8 was the very first passage of Scripture I studied after becoming a Christian and it remains my favourite chapter.

    Inseparable – unlike many human relationships, our relationship with our Father God through the Lord Jesus is inseparable.

    Mind if I add verse 37? We are MORE THAN CONQUERORS through Him!

    • No, I don’t mind you adding verse 37 at all. I’ve been pondering what it means to be “more than conquerors.” What’s the more part?

      • I quote the Believer’s Bible Commentary:

        It is not simply that we triumph over these formidable forces, but that in doing so we bring glory to God, blessing to others, and good to ourselves. We make slaves out of our enemies and stepping stones out of our roadblocks.

        MacDonald, W., & Farstad, A. 1997, c1995. Believer’s Bible Commentary : Old and New Testaments . Thomas Nelson: Nashville

        I can rejoice in my own small victories, but when Christ is in control and defeats the enemy, I am so humbled and privileged and honoured that He should do this for me that I count it as “MORE”. I know it is not MY doing, but what a joy and privilege to be used by the King of kings to be able to trample on the devil! MORE than conqueror – but ONLY through Christ. What a Saviour!

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