Paul encourages the suffering saints in Rome of God’s everlasting covenant that has secured their salvation and that will forever protect us from any separation of God’s love. However, this was not just an academic lesson on the truth of salvation by grace, but Paul laid the foundation of the everlasting covenant to give them assurance of their eternal security, no matter what happens in this life. In closing these thoughts, Paul names off 17 things that cannot separate us from God’s love and we are reminded with the sweet assurance that there is nothing in this life or the next that can separate us from the love of God.