Romans Week 14: Day 2

Read Romans 8:18-27, focussing on verses 22-23.

Explore

How does the imagery of childbirth represent the current experience of creation?

Apply

In this passage we see that while we have been adopted to sonship, we have not yet received the full benefits of this status.

Read John 14:15-19. What does it mean for us to have the first-fruits of the Spirit?

How does it give us confidence in our status in the present?

How does it give us certainty in our hope for the future?

Pray

Thank God for his gift of the Holy Spirit, which guides us in the present and assures us of our future.

Pray that God would be at work in you by his Spirit, growing you in the likeness of his Son as we wait for the completion of his plans.

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