Romans 8:38-39

Sometimes, I get what I call “Bible Verse Block” when I cannot decide which passage to reference on this blog. After looking through my collection of Scripture images, I came across this passage from Romans 8:38-39 (Kathy, Lee, and Margaret, I can already hear your KJV Bibles creaking open as I write this!) 😀 and wanted to share it.

My question is a simple one: What (if anything) do these verses mean to you?

As always, the questions I pose allow us to pause and reflect on what we believe, and then see how these professions can often be challenged in the everydayness of life. For instance, I can say that I believe every word of these verses in my heart, but when life gets hard and I start focusing on my circumstances, my mind often feel more “concerned” than “convinced”. However, thank goodness for the Lord’s grace for me, which even takes into account (and fully covers!) my wobby-faith days.

These are my brief reflections on this passage. If you care to share, what are yours?

17 thoughts on “Romans 8:38-39

  1. I forget the verse but it says “I love you with an everlasting love.” I look forward to spending eternity with the three most treasured lovers I have been blessed with: Jehovah, Jesus and the Holy Spirit.

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  2. These 2 verses are actually very to our family. When we were homeless and wandering in the winter with no friends and no where to turn it felt like we would die. We very nearly did a few times but that is another story. Anyways in those times when we were thrust out of society and fellowship the only One who stood by us is Jesus. He was there when we slept in a snowbank a few times. He was there during those days of prolonged hunger. Jesus led us through the rejection and hatred by Christians. The Father gently bandaged our wounds when no one else would.

    My point is that we went to the depths of destitution and God was there. No matter how much satan raged against us he could not separate us from God’s love. And the enemy’s failure didn’t come from lack of trying. Trust me he threw everything but injury and death at us. But God is greater and His love conquered us.

    I am no theologian. There are people much smarter than me that will argue tooth and nail about what Paul wrote. I don’t care. Our family lived this verse. It’s personal.

    We know what Paul is talking about here because we share with him 1 Corinthians 4:11-13. You see you can’t understand Romans 8:38-39 without also understanding 1 Cor. 4:11-13. The two are linked. Paul went to the depths and found God there. So did we. Paul’s word is correct and true.

    Homer Les

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    1. What a powerful and moving testimony, Homer. Hearing you recount the Lord’s faithfulness to you during the most perilous of times gives me a sense of much-needed perspective. Indeed, the Lord never promises to spare us from the pain of life, but to instead be present with us in thw midst of it (the image of Daniel and the lion’s den comes to mind). Thank you again for sharing your story with me — it blessed me in a profound way. ✝️

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  3. Hahaha no dear Sister no cracking open of my KJV for this one, It is the one that changed everything for me. Until I read these 2 verses, even though I had committed to God to live a life pleasing to Him(I always knew Jesus died and the LORD raised Him for our salvation) BUT I also just knew I had done too much in my life to ever spend eternity with Him. I had been too bad. God used these verses to make me see that NOTHING could separate me from His love 🙂 And for the record, I don’t scripture check hehehe 🙂 If I read a verse someone post and it doesn’t seem familiar, or make sense then I will lol. Biig hugs and much love Sister, and I thank God for you 🙂

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    1. As always, your comments warm ny heart, Margaret. Yes, we all struggle with our inadequacy in the face of One who is perfect in all ways — yet He loves us well and loves us still. ✝️

      And no, I was just teasing you, Kathy, and Lee about your KJV Bibles. 😉

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    1. No, He won’t!

      I was actually thinking of you ob Saturday. I was at church, and a little five-year-old I know was standing on a ledge “preaching” to his parents. I walked over to say hello, and there he was talking about how much he loves Jesus! According to his parents, the preaching is a common occurrence. So I thought of your son and his teaching gift as well. It is such a joy to see!

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  4. Ah, you gave me a chuckle. 😊
    Paul writes to the believers in Rome, giving them (and us) assurance that what they (we) have is real and everlasting. Romans Ch 8 is an amazing passage. I love the context of the verses you chose:
    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.
    That’s some strong encouragement there! Once we are His, nothing can ever separate us from Him. Even when it doesn’t “feel” like it (because Paul knows we will experience these things, as he did, himself), God is with us through Jesus Christ and His Holy Spirit, His comfort and love are always accessible.

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  5. These verses reaffirm that God is always with me. I’ve learned this in a huge way this year. To not put my trust or faith in man. Jesus is the only one that will always be there for me. Nothing can stop his love for me.❤️💕

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