to … Despite the many trials and tribulations that all who live godly in Christ Jesus will inevitable have to face.. Paul concludes his inspired writing with these wonderful words: 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 created thing, will be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Heavenly Father, thank You for the truth of Your Word and for the clear way that Paul was led by the Holy Spirit to teach us the truth of Your grace towards us. This takes in the whole compass of created beings in heaven, earth, and sea; and most strongly expresses the inseparableness of the saints from the love of God, by anything or creature whatever; nothing in the whole universe. m Are we to continue in sin that grace may abound? What does it mean, when we say will of God or God’s will? 3 Do you not know that all of us o who have been baptized p into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? It was caused by his mediation; it is secured by his influence; it is in and through him, and him alone, that people love God. There is no true love of God which is not produced by the work of Christ. Dead to Sin, Alive to God. Romans 8:39(NASB) Verse Thoughts For eight long and intense chapters Paul has been taking us step by step from the utter depravity of all mankind and the eternal consequences of sin, which is alienation from God - to the good news of the amazing gospel of grace, and the final glorious outcome for all who trust in Christ for the remission of sins. For eight long and intense chapters Paul has been taking us step by step from the utter depravity of all mankind and the eternal consequences of sin, which is alienation from God - to the good news of the amazing gospel of grace, and the final glorious outcome for all who trust in Christ for the remission of sins. (4) "As there is a beautiful harmony and necessary connection between the several doctrines of grace, so must there be a like harmony in the character of the Christian. Romans 8:39 nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. seeing that "God justifies" them: showing beyond all doubt, that to "justify" was intended to express precisely the opposite of "holding guilty"; and consequently (as Calvin triumphantly argues) that it means "to absolve from the charge of guilt." Romans 8:39. This much beloved passage celebrates that God is always present and always willing to help in our hour of need (v. 26)that all things work together for good for those who love God (v. 28)that, if God is for us, it really doesnt matter who is against us (v. 31)and that there is no power strong enough or circumstance dire enough to separate us from the love of God (vv. (6) In return for such a sacrifice on God's part, what can be considered too great on ours? Note, (1) There is a glorious consistency between the eternal purposes of God and the free agency of men, though the link of connection is beyond human, perhaps created, apprehension (Ro 8:28). The third meaning is defended by Calvin. And "what manner of persons ought we to be," who are thus "blessed with all spiritual blessings in Christ?". Scripture: Psalms 40:8, Romans 8:28, Ephesians 1:5, Jeremiah 29:11-13. We dare not be confident in ourselves. We do not know, the number, magnitude, and variety of things, comprehended in these words, and yet we do not fear them. Romans 8:26-39 Biblical Commentary: ROMANS 8:26-39. 2 By no means! Check out these helpful resources Sermons Children’s Sermons Hymn Lists Biblical Commentary Español Comentario. (9) What an affecting view of the love of Christ does it give us to learn that His greatest nearness to God and most powerful interest with Him—as "seated on His right hand"—is employed in behalf of His people here below (Ro 8:34)! Roman is the the most thorough, scientific statement of the divine plan of redemption and the only place where a complete, systematic teaching of all the fundamentals of the Christian faith can be found. AN OVERVIEW. How can n we who died to sin still live in it? (8) If there could be any reasonable doubt in what light the death of Christ is to be regarded in this Epistle, Ro 8:34 ought to set that doubt entirely at rest. nor any other creature. Any other creature.—Any other created thing. shall be able to separate us, &c.—"All the terms here are to be taken in their most general sense, and need no closer definition. This would be to deny His Word and to distrust God. 6 What shall we say then? He addresses issues in his inspired epistle to the Romans, that are connected with the world.. man's fleshly old sin nature, the principle of law and other issues that are so often be used to corrupt the written.. God-breathed Word of God. May we take to heart all that we read in this glorious book and rejoice that NOTHING can separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus - our Lord. < Romans 8:38. (7) If there could be any doubt as to the meaning of the all-important word "Justification" in this Epistle—whether, as the Church of Rome teaches, and many others affirm, it means "infusing righteousness into the unholy, so as to make them righteous," or, according to Protestant teaching, "absolving, acquitting, or pronouncing righteous the guilty" Ro 8:33 ought to set such doubt entirely at rest. He cannot experience the joy and confidence flowing from his election without the humility which" the consideration of its being gratuitous must produce; nor can he have the peace of one who is justified without the holiness of one who is saved" (Ro 8:29, 30) [Hodge]. Of which he is the bond, the connecting link. The indefinite expressions are meant to denote all that can be thought of, and are only a rhetorical paraphrase of the conception of allness" [Olshausen]. There is nothing visible or invisible, natural or supernatural, created or uncreated that has the power and authority to sever the union we have as blood-bought children of God, because we are in eternal union with the Man Christ Jesus - as Paul meticulously scripted in his his carefully constructed epistle. The excerpt of Romans 8:31-39 is a passage in which Paul skillfully addresses concepts crucial to the Christian faith without using the traditional terminology for that. He give meticulous insight into justification, sanctification, propitiation and many other important doctrinal issues and uses Abraham as his object lesson that the righteous man shall live by faith in the written Word of God - and insists that the object of that faith is Jesus Christ, the righteous. Barnes's Romans 8:39 Bible Commentary Nor height - This has been variously understood. “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.” But that is not what Paul means here. But the second, as maintained by Beza, Grot., Est., al., Thol., Reiche, Meyer, De Wette, appears to me the only tenable sense of the words. Song Used in this Video [Instrumental of God Bless the Broken Road by Rescal Flatts]https://youtu.be/fjAKqPbXslEHope You Enjoy! To get what Romans 8:39 means based on its source text, scroll down or follow these links for the original scriptural meaning , biblical context and relative popularity. Paul concludes his celebration of God’s love for us in Christ with his own personal testimony: “I am persuaded.…” The list following is arranged in four pairs, with “powers” thrown in between the third and fourth pair. Read Introduction to Romans 39 nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. In the gospel, we have a blessed and cheering hope which nothing else can produce, and which nothing can destroy. Nor depth - Nor the lowest circumstances of depression, poverty, contempt, and want; the very lowest rank of life. The love of God.—It is to be observed that for the shorter phrase, “the love of Christ,” the Apostle now substitutes the fuller but, as it would seem, equivalent phrase, “the love of God in Christ.”. Paul has established that God is for all of us who are in Christ; for those who have been saved by their faith. The will of God refers to His purpose, plan, and desire for our lives. (4) the Christian has every possible security for his safety. Romans 9:1-13 Israel’s Rejection of Christ. For the apostle's question in this verse is, "Who shall bring a charge against God's elect?" Safe in the hands of God our Redeemer, we may commit our way to him, whether it lead through persecutions, or trials, or sickness, or a martyr's grave: and triumphantly we may wait until the day of our complete adoption, the entire redemption of soul and body, shall fully come. Romans 8:39 (NLT) No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in … Humans are created according to the image of God. In other words, "Who shall pronounce" or "hold them guilty?" Shall be able - Shall have power to do it. Nor height, nor depth Neither heaven, earth, nor hell, nor any of the inhabitants of either, or anything in either; no high or low place, to be cast down from the one, or into the other; nor the height of honour and prosperity, or the depth of meanness and adversity; nor … And in his summation before addressing the past role, present situation and future position of Israel in God's perfect plan of redemption, Paul closes this section of his epistle to the Roman with the most blessed assurance of our eternal security in Christ. Romans 11:1-12 God Has Not Rejected His People. 35-39). Romans 8:38–39. (3) calamities should be borne without a complaint; nay, without a sigh. The Miraculous New Life in Christ (6:1-8:39) Ask citizens of the Majority World, “What is the main human dilemma?” and they might respond with legitimate concerns: economic inequality, or perhaps corruption, political oppression, lack of education, destruction of the environment. Some have regarded it as referring to evil spirits in the air; others, to high and lofty speculation in doctrine; others, to heaven - to all that is in heaven. (NASB: Lockman) Greek: oute hupso ma oute bathos oute tis ktisis he tera dunesetai hemas cho risai apo … Life in Christ (cont.) Thank You for sending Jesus to be the propitiation for our sins. Romans 10:1-4 Israel Needs The Gospel. Paul is using a figure of speech called merism. Romans 8:39 nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. (5) with what thankfulness, then, should we approach the God of mercy. Romans 8 is the eighth chapter of the Epistle to the Romans in the New Testament of the Christian Bible.It was authored by Paul the Apostle, while he was in Corinth in the mid+50s CE, with the help of an amanuensis (secretary), Tertius, who added his own greeting in Romans 16:22. Romans 9:14-24 God’s Anger And Mercy. (2) How ennobling is the thought that the complicated movements of the divine government of the world are all arranged in expressed furtherance of the "good" of God's chosen (Ro 8:28)! Romans 8:39 Treasury of Scripture Knowing. Romans 8:39. There was constant competition between the churches to be the dominant church in the world, and when Rome declared itself THE church, and the Bible canon was being put in place, Rome renamed the book Romans, and did a little editing. shall be able to separate us the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord: by "the love of God", is not meant the saints' love to God; for though this is sometimes called the love of God, it is from him, as the author of it, and to him, as the object of it, and may be said to be in Christ, or by him, and can never be lost; yet the apostle would not have expressed such a strong confidence and full persuasion about this, and would rather have said, had this been his meaning, that nothing shall be able to separate our love from God, or God from our love, and not us from the love of God; besides, he is speaking of that love by which we are more than conquerors, and manifestly intends the love with which God loves his people, particularly the love of God the Father: and this is "in Christ Jesus our Lord"; he has expressed it in and through Christ, in choosing and blessing them in him, and in sending him to die for them; and it still continues in him, and is in him as their Lord, head, husband, and Redeemer; and is a reason why nothing can separate them from it: which is to be understood, not of the effects of love, and the application of it, which may be suspended for a time; nor of the manifestation and sense of it, which believers may be without for a while; nor of any sort of separation from God, for saints themselves may be separated from him, with respect to intimate sensible communion and fellowship; but the sense of this passage is, that they can never be separated from the love of God, so as that that union which is made by it between God and them can ever be dissolved, or they cease to have any share or interest in his love. We, like Paul, should be absolutely convinced concerning these things, based upon the Word of God. (5) However difficult it may be for finite minds to comprehend the emotions of the Divine Mind, let us never for a moment doubt that in "not sparing His own Son, but delivering Him up for us all," God made a real sacrifice of all that was dearest to His heart, and that in so doing He meant for ever to assure His people that all other things which they need—inasmuch as they are nothing to this stupendous gift, and indeed but the necessary sequel of it—will in due time be forthcoming (Ro 8:32). We can easily “overinterpret” such a list, insisting on a precision of definitions that misses the point of Paul’s rhetoric. May we live in obedience to His will to You praise and glory in Jesus' name we pray, AMEN. from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord—Thus does this wonderful chapter, with which the argument of the Epistle properly closes, leave us who are "justified by faith" in the arms of everlasting Love, whence no hostile power or conceivable event can ever tear us. Romans 10:14-21 Israel Rejects The Gospel . It's important not to misinterpret this verse, as some translations have done, as meaning that ``all things works together for good''. There are three pairs in these verses: 1) death/life, 2) things present/things to come, and 3) height/depth. This talk is the seventh in a series of twelve in which we plan to study the whole of Paul's letter to the Romans. Having studied our text of Romans 8:31-39, let me leave you with some avenues for future thought, study, prayer, and application.First, the sovereignty of God is the basis for our security. 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 8:38-39 It is Impossible to Separate Us From Christ. Nor any other creature - Nor any other created thing; any other thing in the universe; anything that can occur. These pairs were selected by Paul because each represents the extreme of something dear to us (i.e., existence, time, and location). Verses 38 and 39 form the heart of his answer. nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Yet, his words are powerful and with no doubt, when properly interpreted in their context powerfully communicating the apostle’s message. Romans 9:25-33 The Stone That Made People Stumble. This “image” language reaches deep into Israel’s story, back to the very beginning. We dare not doubt that we shall be more than conquerors. Romans 8:31-39 is one of the most encouraging and affirming passages in all of God's Word. 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. This the apostle was persuaded could never be. "Behold what manner of love is this?" (2) our trials in this life are scarcely worth regarding in comparison with our future glory. Chapter 8 concerns "the Christian's spiritual life." It DOESN’T mean that God simply knew ahead of time what would happen. The purposes of God, the work of Christ, the aid of the Holy Spirit, and the tendency of all events under the direction of his Father and Friend, conspire to secure his welfare and salvation. Romans 8:28-30 has been fodder for hundreds of years of theological debate over foreknowledge and predestination. Then surely, while "building ourselves up on our most holy faith," and "praying in the Holy Ghost," only the more should we feel constrained to "keep ourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life" (Jude 20, 21). In Romans 8:38-39, the Apostle Paul lists some of the most dreadful things we encounter in life: fear of death, unseen forces, demons, powerful rulers, unknown future events, and even the fear of heights and drowning, to name a few. I regard it here as a synonymous with prosperity, honor, elevation in this life. Perhaps there is no chapter in the Bible on the whole so interesting and consoling to the Christian as this; and there certainly is not to be found any where a specimen of more elevated, animated, and lofty eloquence and argumentation. (3) To whatever conformity to the Son of God in dignity and glory, believers are or shall hereafter be raised, it will be the joy of everyone of them, as it is most fitting, "that in all things He should have the pre-eminence" (Col 1:18), (Ro 8:29). Sixth Bible Class (Romans 8:1-39) III. Bible > Interlinear > Romans 8:39 Romans 8:39 Romans 8 - Click for Chapter. Romans 8:39. by Grant | Feb 16, 2013 | Romans | 0 comments. (11) Are we who "have tasted that the Lord is gracious," both "kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation" (1Pe 1:5), and embraced in the arms of Invincible Love? Coma Algo Saudavel Por Mim. For there the apostle's question is, Who shall "condemn" God's elect, since "Christ died" for them; showing beyond all doubt (as Philippi justly argues) that it was the expiatory (character of that death which the apostle had in view). Romans 8:39 KJV - Nor height, nor depth, nor any other - Bible Gateway. (10) "The whole universe, with all that it contains, so far as it is good, is the friend and ally of the Christian; and, so far as it is evil, is more than a conquered foe" (Ro 8:35-39) [Hodge]. Romans 8:39. There is no man who truly loves the Father, who does not do it in, and by the Son. The book of romans was written by paul to the church in jerusalem to defend his position for not requiring Greeks to be circumcised when they join the church. Sua assinatura; Update Billing Card; Assinatura Anual But at the heart of these verses is the Father’s yearning for God’s people to be formed after the image of the Son. Shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord; Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers. And besides, it militates against the conclusion in Romans 8:39, which ought certainly to respond to this question. Assinatura. He addresses every possible distortion of the glorious gospel of grace in his carefully constructed epistle and lays out the simple and astonishing truth - that man is saved by grace through faith in the death, burial and resurrection of the God-Man.. Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:26-39. Verse 39 continues the litany of things that cannot separate the believer from eternal life. We may remark in view of it. Nor height - This has been variously understood. This expresses the most unwavering confidence that all who were Christians would certainly continue to love the Lord Jesus, and be saved. IV. Some have regarded it as referring to evil spirits in the air; others, to high and lofty speculation in doctrine; others, to heaven - to all that is in heaven. Paul has established that God is for all of us who are in Christ; for those who have been saved by their faith. 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