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Romans 8:26

Jul 24, 2013   //   by Charlie Garrett   //   Daily Writing, Epistles (written), Romans, Romans 8, Writings  //  No Comments

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Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Likewise the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.  Romans 8:26

News Flash: This verse has nothing to do with “speaking in tongues.” This is not a verse which can be used to defend the unintelligible emanations which proceed forth during charismatic gatherings.… Read the rest

Romans 8:25

Jul 23, 2013   //   by Charlie Garrett   //   Daily Writing, Epistles (written), Romans, Romans 8, Writings  //  No Comments

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Tuesday, 23 July 2013

But if we hope for what we do not see, we eagerly wait for it with perseverance. Romans 8:25

“But” marks the contrast with the preceding verse: “For we were saved in this hope, but hope that is seen is not hope; for why does one still hope for what he sees?”

Instead of sight, which is the realization of our hope, we (even now 2000 years after Paul’s letter) “hope for what we do not see.” The Bible, from Genesis to Revelation, is a book of hope and promise for those who wait patiently on their God to fulfill His word and execute His plan.… Read the rest

Romans 8:24

Jul 22, 2013   //   by Charlie Garrett   //   Daily Writing, Epistles (written), Romans, Romans 8, Writings  //  No Comments

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Monday, 22 July 2013

For we were saved in this hope, but hope that is seen is not hope; for why does one still hope for what he sees? Romans 8:24

This is the final “for” of this subsection. Notice the logical progression of Paul’s thoughts as they come from the tip of his pen –

We are children of God, heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, if we indeed suffer with Him, that we may also be glorified together.… Read the rest

Romans 8:23

Jul 21, 2013   //   by Charlie Garrett   //   Daily Writing, Epistles (written), Romans, Romans 8, Writings  //  No Comments

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Sunday, 21 July 2013

Not only that, but we also who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, eagerly waiting for the adoption, the redemption of our body. Romans 8:23

The thought “not only that” is tying our personal groaning in with the “whole creation” of the previous verse.… Read the rest

Romans 8:22

Jul 20, 2013   //   by Charlie Garrett   //   Daily Writing, Epistles (written), Romans, Romans 8, Writings  //  No Comments

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Saturday, 20 July 2013

For we know that the whole creation groans and labors with birth pangs together until now. Romans 8:22

Again for the forth time in this section the verse is introduced with “for.” This is then being tied back to verse 21 which said that the “creation was subject to futility” and that it “will be delivered from the bondage of corruption.” He now explains, based on this knowledge that “we know…” In other words, what he is stating should be taken as a universal axiom – anyone can simply look around and tell.… Read the rest

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