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God's Eternal Love
Romans 8:31-39
Nothing can separate the elect of God form the love of Christ.
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Published July 9th, 2017; Updated July 10th, 2017
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Nothing can separat the elect of God form the love of Christ. God is for His people. He has given them all with Christ. He has justified them. They are more then conquers through Christ.
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What then shall we say to these things?
Τί οὖν ἐροῦμεν πρὸς ταῦτα;
Given the fact of God's salvation - from His foreknowledge of us to our glorification - we conclude the following:
If God is for us ,
εἰ ὁ θεὸς ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν,
Since God is for us,
who can be against us?
τίς καθʼ ἡμῶν;
no one can be ultimately against us.
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He who did not spare His own Son,
ὅς γε τοῦ ἰδίου υἱοῦ οὐκ ἐφείσατο
because God who did not spare His own precious Son,
but delivered Him up for us all,
ἀλλʼ ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν πάντων παρέδωκεν αὐτόν,
but delivered Him up for us all,
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how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things?
πῶς οὐχὶ καὶ σὺν αὐτῷ τὰ πάντα ἡμῖν χαρίσεται;
gave us with Him also freely all things.
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Who shall bring a charge against God’s elect?
τίς ἐγκαλέσει κατὰ ἐκλεκτῶν θεοῦ;
In other words, no one can ultimately charge God's elect,
It is God who justifies .
θεὸς ὁ δικαιῶν•
because God is the one who justifies.
Who is he who condemns ?
τίς ὁ κατακρινῶν;
Therefore the elect of God cannot be condemned,
It is Christ who died,
Χριστὸς [Ἰησοῦς] ὁ ἀποθανών,
because Christ died for their offences,
and furthermore is also risen,
μᾶλλον δὲ ἐγερθείς,
and furthermore is also risen for their justification,
who is even at the right hand of God,
ὃς καί ἐστιν ἐν δεξιᾷ τοῦ θεοῦ,
and is presently at the right hand of God,
who also makes intercession for us.
ὃς καὶ ἐντυγχάνει ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.
where He makes intercession for us.
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Who shall separate us from the love of Christ?
τίς ἡμᾶς χωρίσει ἀπὸ τῆς ἀγάπης τοῦ Χριστοῦ;
Nothing can seperate us from the love of Christ.
Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
θλῖψις ἢ στενοχωρία ἢ διωγμὸς ἢ λιμὸς ἢ γυμνότης ἢ κίνδυνος ἢ μάχαιρα;
Be it therefore trouble, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword,
As it is written: “For Your sake we are killed all day long; We are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.”
καθὼς γέγραπται ὅτι ἕνεκεν σοῦ θανατούμεθα ὅλην τὴν ἡμέραν, ἐλογίσθημεν ὡς πρόβατα σφαγῆς.
as it is written: "For Your sake we are killed all day long; we are considered as sheep to be slaughter."
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Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors
ἀλλʼ ἐν τούτοις πᾶσιν ὑπερνικῶμεν διὰ τοῦ ἀγαπήσαντος ἡμᾶς.
So all theses things cannot cause a separation from the love of Christ, but on the contrary we are more than conquerors
through Him who loved us.
through Him who loved us.
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For I am persuaded
πέπεισμαι γὰρ ὅτι οὔτε θάνατος οὔτε ζωὴ οὔτε ἄγγελοι οὔτε ἀρχαὶ οὔτε ἐνεστῶτα οὔτε μέλλοντα οὔτε δυνάμεις
Because I am convinced
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 created thing,
οὔτε ὕψωμα οὔτε βάθος οὔτε τις κτίσις ἑτέρα δυνήσεται ἡμᾶς χωρίσαι ἀπὸ τῆς ἀγάπης τοῦ θεοῦ τῆς ἐν Χριστῷ Ἰησοῦ τῷ κυρίῳ ἡμῶν.
that neither death nor life, nor angels nor heavenly rulers nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing,
shall be able to separate us from the love of God
will be able to separate us from the love of God
which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
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Notes
With the first of six rhetorical questions, Paul points back to the great work of God for us and in us from foreknowing to glorifying us. Verse 32-39 is the inference of God's amazing work with His people. The inference is that God loves us and nothing can separate us from the love of Christ. Rhetorical questions Rhetorical questions are used to make an obvious point. They can be used in a motivational way. It makes the listener to think and encourages to come to a conclusion before the answer is given. Sometimes also, if their is no valid answer to someones thought, a rhetorical questions can be used to make a point of wrong thinking. Paul uses rhetorical questions and answers them to make obvious points to strengthen the Christians in Rome. Romans 8:32 - God is for us in giving His one and only beloved Son for us. The cross is the final proof that God is for us and nothing can separate us from His love. At the cross the love of God is displayed most vividly. If Christ were not totally committed to love His Father and us, He would not have gone to the cross because of the horrible pain that he endured there. The pain that was inflicted on His body was terrible, and even worse was the pain that was brought on His soul. If there was a time were God's love for us was tested most, it was in the garden of Gethsemane, when the Lord felt the terror of the cup of wrath that He would have at the cross. That cup was the wrath for our sin that God would lay on Him to suffer for us on the cross, so that we receive the forgiveness of sins. If there was a time to give up, Gethsemane was the time. But He did not give up, He fully endured to the end, looking ahead to the glory that lay before Him after the cross. Not only are we now accepted but we receive all things freely with Christ. God would not withhold anything good from us. Nor would He allow anything that should not work for our transformation to Christ-likeness. Our greatest good is to belong to and be like Christ. In Him we are complete and satisfied. We have all things in Him. Romans 8:33-34 - God is for us in justifying us so that no charge can be laid against us nor can we be condemned Paul inferred that God is for us and explains that fact now in the context of a courtroom. Before a perfect judge, a charge against a guiltless person will not stand. How come that the elect of God are without guilt? Is it because they are nice people? No, they cannot be condemned because their charges were transferred to Christ. Christ payed their charges in full. He died for them and in shedding His infinite valuable blood for an infinite weight of offence, He released the recipients of their charges. The resurrection of Christ goes together with His death. His death releases the elect of God of their charges and Christ's resurrection brings the elect into the full blessing of Christ. They are declared righteous in the sight of God because Christ rose from the dead. He also intercedes for the elect. Intercession is necessary because their is a strong enemy after the elect seeking to destroy what God is doing. That enemy is also called 'the accuser'. Now Christ is at the right hand of God. His presence and the marks, like the wound in His side, hands, and feet, are reminders that the charges that were against the elect are paid for now. So, the enemy is defeated. You would think that a defeated enemy would give up, but not so with Satan and his demons. They get even more furious as their time is soon over and they'll be thrown in the lake of fire forevermore . Romans 8:35-39 More than conquerors through Christ Now that Paul explained how God is for us, he infers further that nothing can separate us from the love of Christ. He speaks of how the most troubling life circumstances and the most powerful things are unable to separate us from the love of God. On the contrary in all theses things we are more then conquerors through Christ who loved us. Some application We have all things in Christ. How real is that to me? How do I react when I'm offended and hurt? Why am I so over-sensitive to get hurt when Christ is my all? What happens when my wishes don't seem to get fulfilled? Can I say honestly: "I have enough in Christ!"? Or in fact: "I have all things in Christ!"? How easy can our vision be blurred with difficult life circumstances! My experience is that in theses times I get tempted to doubt the goodness of God and that is followed by walking a very dark path. My old stubborn pride (which is to be reckoned dead) is then in the way to simply surrender to God's perfect way. Thank God that theses times seem to be not as long anymore as the roots of Gospel truth and promises grow deeper.
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Romans 8:31-39
What then shall we say
Rhetorical question #1
to these things?
Reference
If God is for us,
Basis
who can be against us?
Rhetorical question #2
He
Negative
who did not spare
Subjective
His own Son,
Content
but delivered Him up
for us all,
Advantage
how shall He not ... also ... give us all things?
Rhetorical question #3
with Him
Context
freely
Manner
Who shall bring a charge
Rhetorical question #4
against God’s elect?
It is God
Answer
who justifies.
Who is he
who condemns?
Rhetorical question #5
It is Christ
who died, and furthermore is also risen,
who is even
at the right hand
Locative
of God,
Possessiv
who also makes intercession
for us.
Who shall separate us
Rhetorical question #6
from the love
Source
of Christ?
Attributive
Shall tribulation,
Circumstance
or distress,
or persecution,
or famine,
or nakedness,
or peril,
or sword?
As it is written: “For Your sake we are killed all day long; We are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.”
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Yet
Concessive
in all these things
Sphere
we are more than conquerors
Assertion
through Him
Agency
who loved us.
For I am persuaded
that neither death
Means
nor life,
nor angels
nor principalities
nor powers,
nor things present
nor things to come,
nor height
nor depth,
nor any other created thing,
shall be able to separate us
from the love
of God
which is
in Christ Jesus
our Lord.
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