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October 15th, 2009, 02:53 AM
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I thought it'd be great to talk about scripture & learn from each other so...

Romans 8:18-27:
Future Glory

18I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. 19The creation waits in eager expectation for the sons of God to be revealed. 20For the creation was subjected to frustration, not by its own choice, but by the will of the one who subjected it, in hope 21that[i] the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into the glorious freedom of the children of God.

22We know that the whole creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time. 23Not only so, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for our adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies. 24For in this hope we were saved. But hope that is seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what he already has? 25But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently.

26In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express. 27And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints in accordance with God's will.
What does this scripture say to you?
What stands out for you in this scripture?

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October 16th, 2009, 03:03 PM
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I just adore verse 24-25... it's actually one of our "hope" scriptures in the bible study I'm doing right now...

"For in this hope we were saved. But hope that is seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what he already has? But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently."

I think of my infertility struggles when I read this & it reminds me to just be patient, though hard at times, & have faith!

The other thing that really stands out for me in this verse is...

"In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express. And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints in accordance with God's will."

I mean, WOW! The Spirit actually prays for us when we don't know how or what to pray. This gives me great comfort b/c I really feel lacking in the way I pray.
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