Devotion for September 22
By byFaith Staff

I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord (Rom. 8:37-39).

The Apostle Paul provides a wonderfully long list of things that will never be able to separate us from God’s love in Christ Jesus our Lord.

However, some readers fear that there is something missing from that list – sin. Should that worry us? No.

We should realize that while it’s true sin is not mentioned in Paul’s list, he has just finished telling us that God will work all things together for the good of those who love him.

If God knew that there was something in your path – life or death, things present or things to come, evil powers, or anything in creation – that would separate you from Christ, then his perfect plan for you would require him to take you to heaven before that spiritual calamity hit you. He would have to do this in order to work all things for your eternal good.

God will not allow anything in your life that would cause your separation from his heart. He will not allow you to proceed into sin or unbelief that would destroy his love. That’s why there is nothing that can separate us from him, not even our sin.

So, when there is sin or failure in your life, do not fear to seek the Savior who has bound himself to you with love that nothing can sever. If it could, he would already have taken you to himself.

Lord, you give me great comfort and hope by promising that nothing can separate me from your love. May that inseparable love make me run to you when I need to repent and run for you in every day’s race to represent Jesus. 

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