“What are the potential threats?”
In order to get a clear understanding of the scriptures in our text we need to research Romans 8:35, where the potential threats are listed.
Romans 8:35 – Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
Verse 35 lists seven (7) potential threats to one’s personal relationship with Christ. We must not allow pride to deceive us into thinking . . . “Not me! I got this!” This is one of the reasons Holy Spirit inspired Paul to pen I Corinthians 9:27 – But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway.