Romans 8:38-39 The Message (MSG)
31-39 So, what do you think? With God on our side like this, how can we lose? If God didn’t hesitate to put everything on the line for us, embracing our condition and exposing himself to the worst by sending his own Son, is there anything else he wouldn’t gladly and freely do for us? And who would dare tangle with God by messing with one of God’s chosen? Who would dare even to point a finger? The One who died for us—who was raised to life for us!—is in the presence of God at this very moment sticking up for us. Do you think anyone is going to be able to drive a wedge between us and Christ’s love for us? There is no way! Not trouble, not hard times, not hatred, not hunger, not homelessness, not bullying threats, not backstabbing, not even the worst sins listed in Scripture:
They kill us in cold blood because they hate you.
We’re sitting ducks; they pick us off one by one.
None of this fazes us because Jesus loves us. I’m absolutely convinced that nothing—nothing living or dead, angelic or demonic, today or tomorrow, high or low, thinkable or unthinkable—absolutely nothing can get between us and God’s love because of the way that Jesus our Master has embraced us.
- Burning Fire
Philippians 1:21 (NKJV)
For to me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain.
Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus,
Philippians 2:6 (NKJV)
who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God,
Philippians 2:7 (NKJV)
but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men.
Philippians 3:10 (NKJV)
that I may know Him and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death,
Philippians 4:13 (NKJV)
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
Christ our life
Christ our mind
Christ our goal
Christ our strength