He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things? Who shall bring any charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies. Who is to condemn? Christ Jesus is the one who died—more than that, who was raised—who is at the right hand of God, who indeed is interceding for us. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword? As it is written, “For your sake we are being killed all the day long; we are regarded as sheep to be slaughtered.” Romans 8:32-36
God does not go back on His promises. Once we are God’s we are His forever. Jesus tells us that once we are in His hands no one can take us away from Him. We are told that once God starts working in our lives He will finish the job. Paul writes in today’s verses that nothing can separate us from the love of Christ. So why do so many want to make salvation conditional?
One reason, I think, is we just love to judge others. We just can’t seem to help it. He can’t possibly be saved, just look at how he lives. Or, how can she be saved, look at what she has done in the past. There is no way that murderer can be saved. Yet every time we do this we unconsciously put a limit on God’s power. There is no one that is so lost that God cannot restore. God’s love is so great that He loved each of us before we were born. He does not want any to perish.
God’s love is so great that He sent His only Son to live as a man and to die a painful death on the cross. He did this to save us from our sins. Then God raised Jesus from the grave showing us what we have in store is we only will accept God’s love.
But God loves us so much that He will not force us to accept Him. He could if He chose make everyone accept His love, yet He will not do that. Everyone who comes to God does it willingly. God’s love is everlasting; we can bask in that love for all eternity. All we have to do is accept it, no strings attached.
Have a blessed day,