– Romans 8:39
No Height Great Enough
The 8th chapter of Romans is sometimes called the “golden thread” because of the line, “those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the firstborn among many brothers. And those whom he predestined he also called, and those whom he called he also justified, and those whom he justified he also glorified” (Rom 8:29-30) so since God has predestined us and then justified us, the day is coming that he will also glorify us at His return or after our death. No height can separate us from the love of God, period!
No Depth Deep Enough
No ocean is too deep nor is any distance too far where we can ever be separated from God. The psalmist wrote that “Where shall I go from your Spirit? Or where shall I flee from your presence? If I ascend to heaven, you are there! If I make my bed in Sheol, you are there! If I take the wings of the morning and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, even there your hand shall lead me, and your right hand shall hold me” (Psalm 139:7-10). Think of anywhere you can be; God is there!
No Created Thing
The Apostle Paul wrote that “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” (Rom 8:38-39) and by saying that “nor anything else in all creation,” Paul means any person in this world and also Satan and his demons, because they too were created, are limited by God to what they can do.
These three anchors of God’s love toward us are no height great enough, no depth deep enough, and nothing or no one in all of God’s creation so that ought to make you feel secure in the arms of God for “Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword” (Rom 8:35). The obvious answer is nothing can ever separate us from the love of God.