Bible: Romans 8:12-30

8:12 So then, 1  brothers and sisters, 2  we are under obligation, not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh 8:13 (for if you live according to the flesh, you will 3  die), 4  but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body you will live. 8:14 For all who are led by the Spirit of God are 5  the sons of God. 8:15 For you did not receive the spirit of slavery leading again to fear, 6  but you received the Spirit of adoption, 7  by whom 8  we cry, “Abba, Father.” 8:16 The Spirit himself bears witness to 9  our spirit that we are God’s children. 8:17 And if children, then heirs (namely, heirs of God and also fellow heirs with Christ) 10  – if indeed we suffer with him so we may also be glorified with him.

8:18 For I consider that our present sufferings cannot even be compared 11  to the glory that will be revealed to us. 8:19 For the creation eagerly waits for the revelation of the sons of God. 8:20 For the creation was subjected to futility – not willingly but because of God 12  who subjected it – in hope 8:21 that the creation itself will also be set free from the bondage of decay into the glorious freedom of God’s children. 8:22 For we know that the whole creation groans and suffers together until now. 8:23 Not only this, but we ourselves also, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, 13  groan inwardly as we eagerly await our adoption, 14  the redemption of our bodies. 15  8:24 For in hope we were saved. Now hope that is seen is not hope, because who hopes for what he sees? 8:25 But if we hope for what we do not see, we eagerly wait for it with endurance. 16 

8:26 In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness, for we do not know how we should pray, 17  but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with inexpressible groanings. 8:27 And he 18  who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit 19  intercedes on behalf of the saints according to God’s will. 8:28 And we know that all things work together 20  for good for those who love God, who are called according to his purpose, 8:29 because those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that his Son 21  would be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters. 22  8:30 And those he predestined, he also called; and those he called, he also justified; and those he justified, he also glorified.

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