Bible: Romans 8:18-39

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.

8:31 What then shall we say about these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? 8:32 Indeed, he who 13  did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all – how will he not also, along with him, freely give us all things? 8:33 Who will bring any charge against God’s elect? 14  It is God who justifies. 8:34 Who is the one who will condemn? Christ 15  is the one who died (and more than that, he was raised), who is at the right hand of God, and who also is interceding for us. 8:35 Who will separate us from the love of Christ? Will trouble, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword? 16  8:36 As it is written, “For your sake we encounter death all day long; we were considered as sheep to be slaughtered.” 17  8:37 No, in all these things we have complete victory 18  through him 19  who loved us! 8:38 For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor heavenly rulers, 20  nor things that are present, nor things to come, nor powers, 8:39 nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in creation will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

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