A Few Reflections for Reformation Sunday

These wonderful reflections below come from reading and reflecting upon Romans 8.

Christians are not guaranteed immunity to temptation, tribulation or tragedy, but we are promised victory over them. God’s pledge is not that suffering will never afflict us, but that it will never separate us from His love…Our confidence is not in our love for him, which is frail, fickle, and faltering, but in his love for us, which is steadfast, faithful and persevering. The doctrine of ‘the perseverance of the saints needs to be renamed. It is the doctrine of the perseverance of God with the saints.                                – John Stott

The apostle begins with no condemnation and ends with no separation, filling up the space between with priceless covenant blessings. No chapter in the Bible is more crowded with sublime and consoling teaching. Lord, grant us to know and enjoy all the inestimable privileges which it reveals.
Charles Spurgeon

If God, the God of spotless purity and perfect righteousness, justifies me, ‘who is he that condemns?’ Sin may condemn, but it is God that justifies! The law may alarm, but it is God that justifies! Satan may accuse, but it is God that justifies! Death may terrify, but it is God that justifies! ‘If GOD is for us, who can be against us?’ Who will dare condemn the soul whom He justifies?
Octavius Winslow

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