I'm reading Romans.
And again I am reminded of the riches of theology.
There is so much depth of knowledge in the Bible, and I love the way that every tiny particle of knowledge
is tied to something emotional and simple
that plays out in a Christian's daily life.
Better understanding of ourselves and our God
changes the way we live.
This morning was Romans 8 and oh, how beautiful!
Every word jumped off the page to me today.
"There is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus..."
"has set you free..."
"By sending his own Son..."
"For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit."
"to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace."
"You...are in the Spirit."
"For you did not receive the spirit of slavery...but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, 'Abba! Father'"
"fellow heirs of Christ."
"For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us."
(--for I consider that the waiting now is not to be compared with the joy that is coming of raising our adopted child!)
"We wait eagerly for the adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies."
"But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience."
"And those whom he predestined he also called, and those whom he called he also justified, and those whom he justified he also glorified."
(--He will finish His good work in us!)
"If God is for us, who can be against us?"
"Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword?...in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us."
"Neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord."