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Lectio Divina Part 7: Romans 8:31-39

Lectio Divina: Part 7

To be walked through the practice of Lectio Divina for this scripture, click the play button above.

If you are going to do this practice on your own, there are 4 movements in Lectio Divina as you read a scripture portion 4 times through.
1. Listen…for a word or a phrase as you read, that catches your attention.
2. Apply…how does that word or phrase apply to your life today.
3. Respond…to God’s invitation to you.
4. Rest (1 Thessalonians 5:24)

May you hear God’s voice speak to you today.

Romans 8:31-39 (Message)

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…

…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.

For more in this series and on Lectio Divina, click here.

The Message (MSG)

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