Read the Bible in 2011* ◊ Week 4: Sunday
Paul closes Romans 8 with words that given comfort and hope to Christians throughout the ages.
Ask God to give you what you need in assurance, consolation, and understanding of His immeasurable love for you as you read Romans 8:31–39. As I mentioned in an earlier post, hope, glory, and perseverance, are not the only words found in both Romans 5:1–5 and the last section of Romans 8; the other word found in both passages on suffering is love.
May the reality of God’s love be poured out within your heart as you read His Word.
We were considered as sheep to be slaughtered.”
…I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name, that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with power through His Spirit in the inner man, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; and that you,, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and , that you may be filled up to all the fullness of God.
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O the Deep, Deep Love of Jesus is one of my favorite hymns with wonderful memories for me. I sang it for the first time as a new Christian. After I decided to use this hymn, I found that many others have also thought of it when reading the last section of Romans 8. The lyrics were written by Samuel Trevor Francis. In the above video the lyrics are a mix of the three stanzas. There are many, many versions of this hymn on YouTube. This video features the Wellspring Virtual Choir singing the three stanzas a capella in lovely four-part harmony.
*In 2011 I started a year-long series of posts, “Read the Bible in 2011.” On the directory pages if a day didn’t link to a post, it was simply a brief reminder about the reading. I’m filling in some of those gaps with new posts with “Read the Bible in 2011 Redux” as a category.
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