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Monday, February 20, 2017

The Love of Jesus Strengths Us

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February- The Love of God, the Love of Christ


“Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecutions or famines or nakedness or danger or swords? As it is written:
           
            ‘For your sake we face death all day long;    We are considered as sheep to be slaughtered’

No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.”
Romans 8:35-37 (NIV)

            In doing research for this month’s blog topics, I came across this passage. These words have become seared into my heart.

“Who shall separate us from the love of Christ?”
   These words would make anyone stop and ponder them. Have we had times that we were somewhat afraid of going through a circumstance or an event? I admit I have. But we can always call out to God and He will answer that concern. 

“Shall trouble or hardship or persecutions or famines or nakedness or danger or swords?”

Jesus is called Man of Sorrows because he personally faced times of trouble, persecution,
nakedness, and swords. He experienced all the harshness life had to give during the years He preached to, taught and healed those who came to Him.

‘For your sake we face death all day long;     We are considered as sheep to be                                    slaughtered.’
    
     This is how this reads in The Message:

            “They kill us in cold blood because they hate you. We’re sitting ducks; they pick you off one by one.”
            In the next sentence, the text says, “None of this fazes us because Jesus loves us.”
(Again, this from The Message)   
 

“No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.”
           
            Paul reminds the Roman believers that they are conquerors because Jesus loves us.
How can we demonstrate His love to others? I will delve into this more in my next post.


4 comments:

  1. I've actually been thinking about God's love more lately. Our pastor recently spoke about how fear is often a lack of knowledge of how much God loves us. I want to get more of a revelation of His love for us. Appreciate this timely reminder.

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  2. Karen: Thank you for your thoughts. Yes, I have heard that fear is the opposite of faith. We have to exercise our faith in order to have it grow.Blessings to you and yours.

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  3. Have we had times that we were somewhat afraid of going through a circumstance or an event? Yes, many many times and once again I am going through the fire but today I am trying very hard to lean on Him and not let my fears take over.

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    1. Terri: Thank you for your comment and for your thought. As Christians, we are told we will have trouble in this world but, also, Jesus tells us He has overcome this world. I pray for you every day that God will guide you through this journey on which He has placed you.

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