Friday, July 22, 2016

Romans 8:18-25


Romans 8:18-30

Rom 8:18 Yet what we suffer now is nothing compared to the glory He will reveal to us later.

It is not pleasant to hear that we will continue to suffer. Some people in the world suffer horrible compared to we Americans yet their faith continues as should ours. The video below us about suffering and in interesting.

Rom 8:19 For all creation is waiting eagerly for that future day when God will reveal who His children really are. Rom 8:20 Against its will, all creation was subjected to God's curse. But with eager hope, Rom 8:21 the creation looks forward to the day when it will join God's children in glorious freedom from death and decay. Rom 8:22 For we know that all creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time.

Romans 8:19 says for all creation. The very earth we stand on, the animals in it, our very lives would delight in complete change. How many things in our lives do we wish were different? I have cancer that we fight with drugs I wish it were no so, I do look forward to the peace and tranquility that will come with our redemption.

Rom 8:23 And we believers also groan, even though we have the Holy Spirit within us as a foretaste of future glory, for we long for our bodies to be released from sin and suffering. We, too, wait with eager hope for the day when God will give us our full rights as His adopted children, including the new bodies He has promised us. Rom 8:24 We were given this hope when we were saved. (If we already have something, we don't need to hope for it. Rom 8:25 But if we look forward to something we don't yet have, we must wait patiently and confidently.)

Life Application New Testament Commentary says: When we put our faith in Christ as Savior, we are saved and we can eagerly look forward to the freedom we will have at Christ’s return. We already have the presence of the Holy Spirit, who is unseen, but we must eagerly wait for our new bodies, which are also unseen. Our full redemption has not yet happened; it will happen when Christ returns. That is why it is still a hope for believers. Our salvation is both present and future. It is present because the moment we believe in Jesus Christ as Savior we are saved (Rom_3:21-26; Rom_5:1-11; Rom_6:1-11; Rom_6:22-23); our new life (eternal life) begins. But at the same time, we have not fully received all the benefits and blessings of salvation that will be ours when Christ’s new Kingdom is completely established. While we can be confident of our salvation, we still look forward with hope and trust toward that complete change of body and personality that lies beyond this life.
Waiting for things patiently is a quality that must be developed in us (see Rom_5:3-4; Jas_1:3-4; Jas_5:11; Rev_13:10; Rev_14:12). Patience is one of the Spirit’s fruit borne in our lives. It includes fortitude, endurance, and the ability to bear up under pressure in order to attain a desired goal.