But he tempers this by the bright alternative, that if they do, through the Spirit, mortify the deeds of the body, such a course will infallibly terminate in "life" everlasting. Flee to Him as such. we cry, Abba, Father--The word "cry" is emphatic, expressing the spontaneousness, the strength, and the exuberance of the final emotions. and joint-heirs with Christ--as the "First-born among many brethren" ( Romans 8:29 ), and as "Heir of all things" ( Hebrews 1:2 ). This expressive phrase, as well as the whole thought, is suggested by Genesis 22:12 , where Jehovah's touching commendation of Abraham's conduct regarding his son Isaac seems designed to furnish something like a glimpse into the spirit of His own act in surrendering His own Son. . 21. For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. )The common text has inserted the opening words of these verses. 6. Yet what we suffer now is nothing compared to the glory he will reveal to us later. but hope that is seen is not hope--for the very meaning of hope is, the expectation that something now future will become present. he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he--the Spirit maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God--As the Searcher of hearts, He watches the surging emotions of them in prayer, and knows perfectly what the Spirit means by the groanings which He draws forth within us, because that blessed Intercessor pleads by them only for what God Himself designs to bestow. The book of Acts shows us this process at work. but ye have received--"ye received." “My strength shall be as my day … of For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. For 'the Spirit Himself' is in them, giving to the emotions which He Himself has kindled the only language of which they are capable; so that though on our part they are the fruit of impotence to utter what we feel, they are at the same time the intercession of the Spirit Himself in our behalf.". 27. We need patience, our way is rough and long; but He that shall come, will come, though he seems to tarry. Matthew 25:29 Context. In every case it is sad and pitiful. How careful then should they be not to "grieve the Holy Spirit of God" ( Ephesians 4:30 )! Something to look back to and think "Man, I miss them days". The apostle had before called us "sons of God," referring to our adoption; here the word changes to "children," referring to our new birth. In this life they are in part renewed, and walk in his steps. (8) If there could be any reasonable doubt in what light the death of Christ is to be regarded in this Epistle, Romans 8:34 ought to set that doubt entirely at rest. What we are suffering now is nothing compared with the glory that will be shown in us. 28. Let us then, by the Spirit, endeavour more and more to mortify the flesh. he that raised up Christ from the dead--Observe the change of name from Jesus, as the historical Individual whom God raised from the dead, to CHRIST, the same Individual, considered as the Lord and Head of all His members, or of redeemed Humanity [ALFORD]. In what sense are we to take the word "foreknow" here? The classical writings contain similar allusions. Glory. And what hast thou left, poor soul, who hast not Christ, but that which thou wouldest gladly part with, and canst not; the condemning guilt of all thy sins! Sharp, solemn statement this! 16 The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: 17 And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together. "Take now (said the Lord to Abraham) thy son, thine only, whom thou lovest, and . For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is going to be revealed to us. Believers have been brought into a state of safety; but their comfort consists rather in hope than in enjoyment. For the apostle's question in this verse is, "Who shall bring a charge against God's elect?" 28 Take therefore the talent from him, and give it unto him which hath ten talents. And what can a worldly life present, worthy for a moment to be put against this noble prize of our high calling? In Shakespeare’s Henry V, King Henry exemplifies manliness in action as he rallies his army against the highly skilled French knights.In his “Saint Crispin’s Day” speech, Henry V speaks of glory, honor, and brotherhood- all ideals that inspire even the most despairing and downtrodden of men. Nay, but the great Pledge of all has already been given; for. It cannot be taken to mean less than this: that the glorified Redeemer, conscious of His claims, expressly signifies His will that the efficacy of His death should be made good to the uttermost, and signifies it in some such royal style as we find Him employing in that wonderful Intercessory Prayer which He spoke as from within the veil "Father, I WILL that they also whom Thou hast given Me be with Me where I am" in what form this will is expressed is as undiscoverable as it is unimportant. Romans 8:18 (CSB) Those who stand out against the gospel call, abide under guilt and wrath. For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die--in the sense of Romans 6:21 . Answer: That God will fight our battles means we do not have to anguish, be anxious, or be discouraged when bad things happen in our lives. The glory of Christ is a glory of His perfect humanity and His undiminished deity in one Person. We are in exciting times because there is much to be unfolded - His glory and His mysteries revealed to us - His friends. This word below by Paul Keith is such a present day word for the Body. In this glorious sense our Lord says of His approaching death ( John 12:31 ), "Now is the judgment of this world; now shall the prince of this world be cast out," and again (the Spirit) shall come, He shall convince the world of . (3) As suffering with Christ is the ordained preparation for participating in this glory, so the insignificance of the one as compared with the other cannot fail to lighten the sense of it, however bitter and protracted ( Romans 8:17 Romans 8:18 ). Romans 8:18 (TYN) God showed abhorrence of sin by the sufferings of his Son in the flesh, that the believer's person might be pardoned and justified. Thus satisfaction was made to Divine justice, and the way of salvation opened for the sinner. them he also justified--brought into the definite state of reconciliation already so fully described. and for sin--literally, "and about sin"; that is, "on the business of sin." Romans 8:18 (CEBA) Commandment #1: “You shall have no other gods before Me.” (Exodus 20:3) This is one commandment most of us do not think we ever break. (6) In return for such a sacrifice on God's part, what can be considered too great on ours? If God be for us, who can be against us?--If God be resolved and engaged to bring us through, all our enemies must be His; and "Who would set the briers and thorns against Him in battle? shall tribulation, &c.--"None of these, nor all together, how terrible soever to the flesh, are tokens of God's wrath, or the least ground for doubt of His love. As it is written, For thy sake, &c.--( Psalms 44:22 )--quoted as descriptive of what God's faithful people may expect from their enemies at any period when their hatred of righteousness is roused, and there is nothing to restrain it (see Galatians 4:29 ).