May 27, 2022
31 What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?
32 He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?
33 Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God’s elect? It is God that justifieth.
34 Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us.
35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
36 As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.
37 Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.
38 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,
39 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.
Verses 37, 38, and 39 are simply breathtaking. I don’t think we can truly absorb what that kind of love is. So much in our daily lives is conditional. This is supremely superficial but we can all understand this in the most basic way – there is a conditional relationship with your supermarket; you may have any of the items contained in the store based on the condition that you pay whatever price that particular item is marked. But with God, Jesus has paid our price. Not only that, but God provided the Means by which our price was paid. Unconditional love. Wider. Deeper. Unfathomable.