Bible: Romans 8:14-25

8:14 For all who are led by the Spirit of God are 1  the sons of God. 8:15 For you did not receive the spirit of slavery leading again to fear, 2  but you received the Spirit of adoption, 3  by whom 4  we cry, “Abba, Father.” 8:16 The Spirit himself bears witness to 5  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) 6  – 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 7  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 8  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, 9  groan inwardly as we eagerly await our adoption, 10  the redemption of our bodies. 11  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. 12 

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