Bible: Romans 8:18-30

8:18 For I consider that our present sufferings cannot even be compared 1  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 2  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, 3  groan inwardly as we eagerly await our adoption, 4  the redemption of our bodies. 5  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. 6 

8:26 In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness, for we do not know how we should pray, 7  but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with inexpressible groanings. 8:27 And he 8  who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit 9  intercedes on behalf of the saints according to God’s will. 8:28 And we know that all things work together 10  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 11  would be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters. 12  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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