Romans 8 - The Best of the Best
Anytime you don't know where else to turn in life, turn to Romans 8 and God will speak to you through it. Know it well.
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Romans 8 (ESV)
1 There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.
the law of the Spirit of life
has set you free
in Christ Jesus
from the law of sin and death.
3 For God has done what the law,
weakened by the flesh,
could not do.
his own Son
in the likeness of sinful flesh
and for sin,
he condemned sin in the flesh,
4 in order that the righteous requirement of the law
might be fulfilled in us,
who walk not according to the flesh
but according to the Spirit.
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 flesh is death,
but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace.
7 For the mind that is set on the flesh
is hostile to God,
it does not submit to God’s law; indeed,
8 Those who
are in the flesh
cannot please God.
9 You, however, are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if in fact the Spirit of God dwells in you.
does not have the Spirit of Christ
does not belong to him.
10 But if Christ is in you,
although the body is dead because of sin,
the Spirit is life because of righteousness.
the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead
dwells in you,
who raised Christ Jesus from the dead
will also give life to your mortal bodies
through his Spirit who dwells in you.
12 So then, brothers, we are debtors,
not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh.
13 For if you live
according to the flesh
you will die,
but if by the Spirit
you put to death the deeds of the body,
you will live.
14 For all who
are led by the Spirit of God
are sons of God.
you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear,
but you have received
the Spirit of adoption as sons,
by whom we cry, “Abba! Father!”
16 The Spirit himself
bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God,
17 and if children,
then heirs—heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ,
provided we suffer with him in order that we may also be glorified with him.
18 For I consider
that the sufferings of this present time
are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us.
19 For the creation
waits with eager longing for the revealing of the sons of God.
20 For the creation was subjected to futility,
but because of him who subjected it,
21 that the creation itself
will be set free from its bondage to corruption
and obtain the freedom of the glory of the children of God.
22 For we know that the whole creation has been groaning together in the pains of childbirth until now.
23 And not only the creation,
but we ourselves,
who have the firstfruits 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