Romans Devotional- Day 43


SCRIPTURES TO READ: Romans 8:23-27

23 And not only the creation, but we ourselves, who have the first fruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies. 24 For in this hope we were saved. Now hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for what he sees? 25 But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience. 26 Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words. 27 And he who searches hearts knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God.


QUESTIONS TO ANSWER:

1. Who else besides creation is experiencing birth pains? (V23)
2. How do we know that Paul is speaking to believers now? (V23)
3. Why are believers groaning inwardly? (Vv23-25)
4. Who helps believers in their weakness? (V26)
5. In light of what Paul has been saying about Christians what do you think “weakness” refers to specifically? (V26)
6. In what way does the Holy Spirit help believers? (Vv26-27)

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