Welcome to my online blog for our Vineyard Life Journal!
This forum IS NOT for debate or to correct each other, but to share our insights and observations. (Actually, I will be keeping a pretty tight rein on the comments section, and I will have the ability to block trolls, spammers or those who just want to stir the pot.)
Before you comment or read what I have posted, read today’s passages for yourself and complete your own S.O.A.P. exercise… (If you read mine first, it may taint what you think.)
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Click here for today’s reading: Romans 5, 6, 7, 8
Here is my SOAP for today, Saturday, December 1, 2018
Romans 5:1 “Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, 2 through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand.”
6 “You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly.”
17 “For if, by the trespass of the one man, death reigned through that one man, how much more will those who receive God’s abundant provision of grace and of the gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man, Jesus Christ!”
Romans 6:1 “What shall we say, then? Shall we go on sinning so that grace may increase? 2 By no means!”
11 “In the same way, count yourselves dead to sin…”
23 “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
Romans 7:21 “So I find this law at work: Although I want to do good, evil is right there with me.”
Romans 8:1 “Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, 2 because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and death.”
28 “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.”
37 “No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.”
38 “For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 39 neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
Wow! Today’s reading is loaded with powerful, timeless passages of scripture! (Four chapters of Romans in one day is way too much to properly process.)
Romans 8:38 “For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 39 neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
There are several passages that I could focus on today. But that one stood out to me, even more than all the others.
Nothing… (Say “nothing”) NOTHING can separate us from the love of God.
Nothing… “nor ANYTHING ELSE IN ALL CREATION.
That pretty much sums it up. Nothing in our past. Nothing in our future… Nothing.
Thank You Lord that NOTHING NOTHING NOTHING can separate me from your love.