“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 now answers the question he raised in verse 35: “Can anything separate us from the love of God?” Paul answers with, “For I am sure.” It is an expression of absolute certainty. He knows without a doubt that nothing can ever sever God’s chosen people from his love.
He makes another list of things in life that can possibly separate us from God’s love. Death or anything in life? No! Angels in heaven or rulers on the earth? No! Things that may happen to us today or things that may happen to us tomorrow? No! Any power in heaven or on earth? No! Anything above us or anything below? No! Anything in all creation? No!
Nothing, absolutely nothing, can separate us from God’s love for us who know Jesus Christ our Lord. He is God’s gift of eternal grace.
Do you know him today? Are you certain of the power of his love that will always allow you to be one with your Creator?
That’s the primary reason Jesus came to us.