As we saw in our last visit, living under the control of the Holy Spirit is how a life full of blessing is experienced personally and expressed purposefully toward others. It’s a life not conditioned by circumstance or by pressure from others. It’s a life of fruitfulness, accomplishment, and an ultimate expression of God being for us and against all who oppose us.
Romans 5:5 declares: “Hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us.” In the original language the emphasis is on God continuously pouring His love into our lives. This ongoing supply of God’s love is so powerful that nothing can separate us from it. This indeed is the powerful potential God wants us to realize in the process of our sanctification.
Our positional association with Jesus Christ’s death and resurrection was seen in Romans 6. We explored practical dynamics in Romans 7. This prepared us to realize and experience the powerful potential described in Romans 8.
In conclusion, Paul declares eloquently that nothing can destroy our love relationship with God. This gives us a strong basis for hope concerning our eternal destiny, where we’ll realize the ultimate fulfillment of our powerful potential in Christ.
Are you experiencing this powerful potential in your life? If not, review scripts on our study, beginning with May 5. Then bask God’s great love for you.