Romans 8: Do You Have The Love Of God?
Verse of the Day: (V39) “Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is n Christ Jesus our Lord.”
1. The Spirit Of God (V1-15)
V9 “But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.”
God sends His Holy Spirit to dwell in our hearts once we receive Jesus Christ as our personal Saviour. This was why Apostle Paul, inspired by the Holy Spirit, commanded the Christians in Rome as well as all of us today that we must be led by the Spirit of God, and not by our flesh or own understanding. When we are led by the Spirit, we shall live a victorious life, and conversely, when we are led by our flesh, we shall live a defeated life.
V15 “For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.”
2. The Will Of God (V16-30)
V27 “And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God.”
God, Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit work together in the life of a Christian so that we shall always be in the centre of God’s perfect will. Indeed, the most dangerous place is the safest place when we are in the will of God, and conversely, the safest place is the most dangerous place when we are out of the will of God. This is why it is not all things work together for good to the unbeliever, because ultimately he shall be condemned to fiery hell, if he refuses to renounce his wrongdoings, and accepts Jesus Christ as his personal Saviour. All things, including bad things, only work together for good, to those who believe in God, love Him, and are called by Him, according to His purpose and will.
V28 “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.”
3. The Love Of God (V31-39)
V37 “Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.”
We are more than conquerors once we become Christians, because God loves us so much that He shall protect and preserve us from all evil, and nothing can stop His love for us.
V39 “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.”
Prayer of the Day:
Dearest God, thank You for Your love and leadership!