For the Father, it meant giving up His Son, allowing sinful men to nail Him to a cross, and having to pour out His wrath on His beloved One. Paul has been bringing us along in Christian assurance. Children, Teens, Adults . Here is the assurance and confidence that God’s purposes and promises will never fail. Welcome to Scripture Lady’s Free Bible Object Lessons for Kids. This is why He would not condemn the sinful woman caught in the act of adultery. God promised to never forsake Israel and now this promise is extended to the new covenant people of God. Who is among you that fears the Lord, That obeys the voice of His servant, That walks in darkness and has no light? 3. Do we feel the force of Paul’s words. Not having food or not having clothing does not mean that we are separated from the love of Christ. 221 It is interesting, is it not, to think of life and death as created things? Israel was promised the Holy Spirit (Ezekiel 36:26-27) and that promise has been fulfilled in the New Testament people of God. Paul makes two main points in our text which provide us with the key to the structure of his argument. Paul is writing to Christians concerning the confidence they have in Christ. This difficulty is easily explained in the light of our Lord’s two comings. He will be the one who hears the testimony, views the evidence, and pronounces the verdict.219 To the left of the judge, the prosecution is seated. The forgiven sinner need not sit in the defendant’s chair. No one can rightfully condemn us. God has called us to be sons of God, not to be enslaved (8:15). I am presently inclined to understand Paul’s words as Barrett does when he renders Paul’s words here, For I am confident that neither death nor life, neither angels nor their princes, neither things present nor things to come, nor spiritual powers, whether above or below the level of the earth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.224. Paul’s words in verse 37 of our text spell out the principle which underlies Psalm 44: “But in all these things we overwhelmingly conquer through Him who loved us.”. The childrens lesson on Romans 8:31-39 reminds children that with Christ by their side they can overcome any problem or trial. That is the way it is with the blessings of God. If He is your Savior, He will not be your Judge, who will pronounce God’s condemnation upon you. The question Paul asks here explores the implications of what he has been teaching to this point. Bottom Line: NOTHING can separate us from the love of God. We come to the magnificent and thunderous crescendo of assurance, hope, and encouragement. The charges are dismissed because of the blood of Jesus. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? For our soul has sunk down into the dust; Our body cleaves to the earth. The purpose of our Lord’s first coming was not to come as the Judge to condemn sinners. Our justification was achieved at the cross. Nothing in the world above or the world below can separate us from God’s love. This is the picture that Paul is related, and likely indirectly referring to for his readers. Let us look to God, to God alone. Jesus Christ has two roles. Because God is on His side, he does not fear ill-treatment from men. Knowing I had not played for some time, my father offered me a word of advice: “Bobby, until you build up your confidence, why don’t you drive with an iron at first?” “Pop,” I responded, “I have all the confidence in the world. How can we have this confidence? Just as God has ordained that there is no other Savior than Jesus Christ, so there is no other Judge than Jesus Christ. They offer hope and confidence in the midst of a fallen world. Our Lord’s death at Calvary seemed to be a defeat, but in God’s wisdom it was the defeat of Satan, sin, and death. God knew in advance that he wanted a people for himself. Who will bring a charge against God’s elect? Before considering the courtroom scene Paul describes here, we must first be reminded of a fundamental truth without which Paul’s words fail to make their point. Bob is a pastor/teacher and elder at Community Bible Chapel in Richardson, Texas, and has contributed many of his Bible study series for use by the Foundation. Let us beware of seeking that which God’s Word condemns. Black Sharpies. Suddenly, the baby bear rears up on its hind legs letting out the fiercest growl it can muster. At the front of the courtroom, the judge is seated. (8) Paul uses a question and answer format. Turn to Zechariah 3:1-5 to see this thought illustrated in Zechariah’s vision. Thou dost give us as sheep to be eaten, And hast scattered us among the nations. The answer is: NOT GOD! We know from Romans 8:28-30 and other biblical texts that it was a sovereign God who purposed to save men. Key Verse Romans 6:23, 1 John 1:9 Additional Verses Romans 3:23; 1 John 1:8-10; Galatians 5:16 Materials Needed Newspaper Object Lesson How many of you have ever made a mistake before? The sovereignty of a God who is “for us” provides a new perspective on anyone or anything which threatens to oppose or destroy us. For by their own sword they did not possess the land; And their own arm did not save them; But Thy right hand, and Thine arm, and the light of Thy presence, For Thou didst favor them. Suffering is one of the means through which God achieves His purposes. Our confidence is in God and in the cross of Christ. If we had forgotten the name of our God, Or extended our hands to a strange god; Would not God find this out? But if when you do what is right and suffer for it you patiently endure it, this finds favor with God. Suffering is also for God’s sake. He is also the sovereign ruler over all creation. Let’s recap Romans 8 before we look at the final verses of this chapter. He awakens Me morning by morning, He awakens My ear to listen as a disciple. Thus, Paul writes here in verse 32 that God “delivered Him up for us all.” He died to save “all” those whom He purposed to save. in 1971. The Bible does not promise to make “copers” of us, but conquerors. “For not even the Father judges anyone, but He has given all judgment to the Son” (John 5:22). God’s sovereignty is the basis for our diligence and obedience. Paul does not ask, “Shall we say something?” Instead, he asks, “What shall we say …?” In Paul’s mind, it is necessary for us to say something in response to what God has revealed through him.