With all the conflict and division which surrounds us, you may be tempted to ask, “Is there any real security in these troubled times? What can I depend on?” Today’s devotional will point you to real security in which you can safely trust. God bless you.
Because of Calvary,
Romans 8:35-39 (ESV)
Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword? 36 As it is written,
“For your sake we are being killed all the day long;
we are regarded as sheep to be slaughtered.”
No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For 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.
“Paul asked, ‘Who shall separate us from the love of Christ?’ and then answered his own question, ‘I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, 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.’ Unless Christ shall come first, we shall all die; but death will not divide us from the living Savior. It will only knock off the fetters from this decaying body, and give us liberty to soar away to the bosom of our Lord. You and I, if we are believers in him, shall be there with him. If we are among the called, and chosen, and faithful, we shall, by-and-by, stand at his right hand, and we shall reign with him, in his glory, forever and ever, in yonder land of blessedness in the kingdom of the Father…. God has appointed bliss for us forever and forever; ‘pleasures for evermore;’ ‘a crown of glory that fadeth not away;’ ‘a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God;’ ‘a kingdom which cannot be moved.’” [Charles Haddon Spurgeon, The Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit XLV, (London: Passmore and Alabaster, 1899), p. 461]