Week 30: Romans 8:31-39

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Romans 8:31-39

31 What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? 32 He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things? 33 Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies. 34 Who then is the one who condemns? No one. Christ Jesus who died—more than that, who was raised to life—is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us. 35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? 36 As it is written: “For your sake we face death all day long; we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.” 37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. 38 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 39 neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

 

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MONDAY: Take the Scripture passage & simply read it over! God wants to speak to you so slow down, paying attention to what gets your attention. If something doesn’t get your attention right away, read it over until something does, asking God to bring something to your attention. We suggest copying the passage in your journal as part of this day’s read over.

TUESDAY: Take your journal and start to Write! Begin with the raw thought that got your attention yesterday and chase it. Get messy! You’re not writing an essay. Remember thoughts tend to disentangle themselves when they pass through the fingertips. Just start writing even if it feels a little forced at first. It will come!

WEDNESDAY: Engage in conversation with others about your thoughts from the week and watch the insights multiply as the interaction draws out still more. Don’t keep the richness to yourself! Pass it on!

THURSDAY: Express to God your thoughts about the things you are learning this week. Thank Him for insights gained! Share with Him your desire for these truths to change you and make you more like Jesus! Ask Him to move them from your head to your heart!

FRIDAY: Identify your Takeaway! The real sweetness of God’s Word gets released into our lives when we allow what we learned this week to impact the way we think, feel, act and speak! With a week’s worth of momentum built up, be prepared for impact!

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2 thoughts on “Week 30: Romans 8:31-39”

  1. Joel Bernard says:

    Here comes an honest question. I believe that nothing will separate us from the love of God. However, how is this verse comforting when in trouble,hardship, nakedness, danger or sword?

    1. Catie says:

      Hi Joel! Actually the answer to what you are asking is what got my attention this morning! I think the answer is in verse 37 where it says “In all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.” “These things” are the trouble, hardship, persecution, etc., and the knowledge that we have conquered all of those things, that we will rise victorious out of those trials no matter how bad they are, is the comfort. The end of the verse says that we are conquerors “through him who loved us”, and I find comfort in knowing that even through the hard times, God LOVES us and holds us up so that we can be conquerors of even the toughest times. God’s love and His victory are the comfort that I draw from these verses. What are your thoughts?

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