Apocryphal Books Pss Sol 17:30; Wisdom 2:13-18). Romans 8:18-30 - Outline and Summary . Romans 8:9-17. Gold is tested by fire; man is tested by adversity For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us. The hope held out for us in the gospel of Christ is that those who have embraced Jesus by faith will benefit through the assertion following the conjunction— viz., enjoying him forever. In return, people are to glorify God (Ac 12:23; 1Co 10:31)…. A blue line of heat will appear on the metal as the temperature rises and travels down the shaft of the screw driver. Now back to our discussion of huios - the point is that teknon is a more general designation for offspring and contemplates the individual as one who is parented, one who has been born to another. So Satan then accused Job of only serving God because his health remained. Although we are the Lord's, we still are affected by the sin-stained world. All rights reserved). Ulrik Sandborg-Petersen, ParadigmsMasterPro.com. As such, it is in applicable to relationships between men. One of the most mysterious passages of the Bible for contemporary Western Christians is the book of Philippians. After having been involved in the church a couple of years, what I and others thought was particularly needed was expositional preaching. Today’s groaning bondage will be exchanged for tomorrow’s glorious liberty! At the same time, he (and they) can be “always confident” (2Co 5:6), living by faith, not by sight (2Co 5:7), longing to be at home with the Lord (2Co 5:8). John Piper May 31, 2015 2K Shares Sermon. Amplified: [But what of that?] The very fact that the chief aim of God is to glorify Himself, makes it all the more incredible that He would choose to use redeemed sinners to be His lights as windows of His glory in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation (Php 2:15)! Jesus Christ will appear again in glory, and, when He does so, the saints will appear with Him, and their graces will appear illustrious; and the more they have been tried the more bright they will then appear. 19 For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God. The Bible tells us that if we respond properly to the trials of life, we will develop patience and godly maturity (Romans 5:3, 4, 5-note; James 1:3, 4-note). The more we endure righteous ("right") suffering (i.e., not suffering because we are being disciplined by our Father for sinning against Him), the greater will be our comfort and reward (cf. So then (as in Romans 9:16; the E. V. varies unnecessarily), summing up the whole matter, after considering both sides. As I sat securely on the plane, we taxied for take-off. As noted above, Paul calls present sufferings "momentary, light affliction” compared to the “eternal weight of glory” (2Cor 4:17) because the divine compensation package is “a hundredfold” (Mt 19:29). Finally, Peter tells all believers to expect "fiery trial" and difficult testing, and to rejoice in it, "inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ's sufferings, that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy" (1 Peter 4:12-13). His qualities are glorious in themselves (e.g., Eph 1:6; 3:16; Col 1:11), as is Jesus himself (Jas 2:1). (2Co 1:5). Our Lord Jesus Christ led a life of suffering while he was on earth, and we are joined to him by faith. Allowing you to turn a screw and not have the tip crack and shatter. In Romans 8:18 Paul speaks of "the sufferings of the present time" and what Spirit-indwelt believer is exempt from such? As to man, not a tear has been shed, not a groan has been uttered, not a pang has been felt, in body or mind, that has not come from SIN. Apokaradokia was used in Greek writings to describe the alert watchman who peered into the darkness, eagerly looking for the first gleam of the distant beacon which would announce the capture of Troy. Romans 8:17 starts by connecting suffering with glorification. Romans 8:18 - ESV. God’s “glory is the correlative of His holiness … is that in which holiness comes to expression. The question may be focused even more pointedly, “Why shouldn’t Christians suffer?”. From Southern Baptist Journal of Theology (SBJT 4:2 - Summer 2000) in an article on suffering in which several theologians were asked specific questions on this subject…. Biblical hope will stabilize your soul and motivate a walk of holiness and steadfastness. 1:7. This revealing of the sons of God will be fulfilled when Christ Returns and establishes His Kingdom on earth and the saints will reign with Him for 1000 years. Chicago: Moody Press), Doxa means a subjective appraisal, an internal mental judgment, made by an individual or an assembly. Scripture: Romans 8:13–17. (Jas 1:12-note), The present time - literally the now season. in the Bible it is a quality belonging to God and is recognized by man only in response to Him. Verse 21 and 23 carefully explain this: "The creation itself also will be set free from its slavery to corruption into the freedom of the glory of the children of God" and "But also we ourselves, having the first fruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting eagerly for our adoption as sons, the redemption of our body.". The contrast is illegitimate sons. Romans 8:18-25 Delivered 10/23/2011. 3:8; 7:4; 10:7; 12:48; 15:19, 21; 23:15, 41; Jn. Not so many months ago, I sat securely on a plane as we taxied for take-off from the Dallas-Fort Worth Regional Airport. P. R. Van Gorder. Clarke's Romans 8:18 Bible Commentary For I reckon that the sufferings, etc. We should remember that it is man that sinned. As a servant of the Lord, he was called upon to endure untold hardships, persecutions, and afflictions (see similar use of pathema in 2Ti 3:11-note). Christ's purpose to glorify His Father - Jn 7:18, Jn 8:50. Step 1 - First you need to understand why steel needs to be tempered. ), as though some strange thing were happening to you, but to the degree that you share the sufferings (pathema) of Christ, keep on rejoicing; so that also at the revelation of His glory, you may rejoice with exultation." 3:8; 10:10f, 13, 37f; 22:8; Lk. 2:13; 2Pet. 19 For the anxious longing of the creation waits eagerly for the revealing of the sons of God. But the whole creation is waiting for their unveiling at Christ's coming, for they are connected with Christ, one with Him, and are to be glorified with Him at His coming." Suffering can lead to our living for the will of God. The glory of God is used of the aggregate of the divine attributes and coincides with His self-revelation, Ex 33:22; compare face, Ex 33:23. 1. ( Romans 8:18, 34) In verse 23, Paul discusses adoption as something in the future. This condition was lost in the fall and is recovered through Christ and exists as a real fact in the Divine mind. Through Christ, the Father’s heart is turned toward us in love, not anger. This is not all; SIN is to be looked at as it affects the glory of God. 3:20. Paul personified the elements of nature as looking forward to deliverance the same way that Christians anticipate our glorified resurrection body. 2:23; 1 Pet. It comes out of our human desire for coherence and meaning. The universal brotherhood which the New Testament teaches is that brotherhood which is based on faith in the Lord Jesus Christ as the divine and only Saviour of the world. (Eph 3:3-note). 1:3; 1 Tim. 5:24; Phil. Logizomai - 39x in NT - Lk. When you see this you have reached the correct temperature for tempering. There is no reason to think that the circumstances in which he wrote were especially significant, but this age is in marked contrast to the age to come (Ed note: Millennium). For purposes divine. In Romans 7 Paul describes his struggle against the sinful nature—a struggle that every believer experiences. (Click for more discussion of The Third Heaven) Even the inspired apostle was unable to depict the grandeur, majesty, and glory of heaven. 3:4; 4:11; 5:2, 4, 9, 12; 16:6. Apokalupsis conveys the idea of "taking the lid off" and means to remove the cover and expose to open view that which was heretofore not visible, known or disclosed. The whole history of creation since Even though “now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials” (1 Pet 1:6). To be what God intended will be glory. The super heating and rapid cooling make the metal very hard. 2:14) what is already a reality. In one sense the affliction of the Lord is still going on in His children. 24:15, 16, 17, 18, 40:34, 35, Lev 9:3, 6, 23, Nu 14:10, 16:19, 1Ki 8:10, 11). She visited a silversmith to learn more about the process of refining silver. Weakness and pain helped me to study how to die; that set me on studying how to live. He was not referring to an especially difficult period in history, but to the entire present age. (Psalms 62:5) (Spurgeon's Commentary). Yet, in verse 15 adoption was treated as something that has already taken place. To harden the metal its is heated till its orange hot. 3:7, 18; 1 Jn. Chicago: Moody Press, Romans 8: Expository Notes Verse by Verse, Ferguson, Sinclair: Sermon on the Mount :Banner of Truth, Newman, B. M., & Stine, P. C. A Handbook on the Gospel of Matthew. Visit our library of inductive Bible studies for more in depth inductive studies on this and other books of the Bible you can use in your small group. There is simply no comparison of our pleasure or pain with the glory yet to be revealed. (2Co 4:8, 9, 10) Suffering prepares great eternal glory for us. Apokalupsis - 18x in NT - Lk. Romans 8:1-8. Step 2 - After hardening the flat head screw driver, we have made it very hard and brittle. 19 For the creation waits with eager longing for o the revealing of the sons of God. A chapter by chapter and verse by verse study of Romans taught by Pastor Paul LeBoutillier of Calvary Chapel Ontario, Oregon. [28] [27] William M. Greathouse, op. Our present experience as believers and followers of Christ, is one of suffering. The true glory of man is the ideal condition in which God created man. I wonder if Job, in this life, ever learned that God had bragged on him. Reprinted by permission. I don’t understand why it is that as I endeavor to live for God and pray and believe, everything seems to be falling apart. God has one goal in mind during the refining process: that our faith "may be found to praise, honor, and glory at the revelation of Jesus Christ." The apostle Peter reminds believers who were suffering intensely that the events which resulted in their suffering “have come so that your faith—of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire—may be proved genuine and may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed” (1Pet 1:7). 1:15; 4:9; 5:18; 6:1; Heb. The most grateful people I have ever known were not those who had traveled a pathway of roses all their lives, but those who were confined to their homes, some to their beds, and had learned to depend on God. Just as it is his character to punish sin, it is his nature to love his children. As someone has well said a concern for the glory of God is the ultimate motive for Christian living. Romans 8:18-21 - NIV: I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. The next section of Romans eight expands the subject of suffering to a series of consolatory themes and explanations of how believers can address adversity in their lives (8:18-30): o The believer’s future glory based on God’s promises (8:18-25) o … Glory is the expression of holiness, as beauty is the expression of health.” In respect to man, His glory is found in the things that reveal His honorable state and character, such as wisdom, righteousness, superiority to passion, or that outward magnificence that is expressive of what, in the lower sphere, bespeaks the high position of its possessor. 1:23; 2:20; 3:3; 4:9, 25, 29; Eph. It has brought on the woes of earth; it has kindled the flames of hell. 17:15; Num. 3:6; Phil. Yet, in verse 15 adoption was treated as something that has already taken place. And Job’s changing circumstances revealed that as healthy as he was, he was not worshipping God because of his health. In Romans 10 Paul discusses the gospel of the grace of God and he quotes from several Old Testament passages to establish his points (see verses 6,7,8,11,13,15,16,18). 2:8; 8:6; 9:5, 24; 12:26; Jas. They come short of the approbation which is extended only to those who are justified by faith.) That is a certainty and so it behooves every saint to understand the following truths regarding suffering…, 1. Remember the story of Jesus and his disciples meeting the blind man, recorded in John 9? "The afflicted shall eat and be satisfied; Those who seek Him will praise the LORD. Kenneth Wuest explains that apekdechomai is "a Greek word made up of three words put together, the word, to receive, (dechomai) which speaks of a welcoming or appropriating reception such as is tendered to a friend who comes to visit one; the word “off,” (apo) speaking here of the withdrawal of one’s attention from other objects, and the word “out,” (ek) used here in a perfective sense which intensifies the already existing meaning of the word. He writes. (Eerdmans). At present the world does not truly understand who Christians actually are (and many of us don't really understand either who we are in Christ! Apekdechomai - 8x in NT - Ro 8:19, 23, 25; 1Co. Step 3 - The tempering process has taken most of the brittleness from the steel. And one of these days it is going to be graduation day -- the day when the sons of God will shed their humble attire and manifest that they have been princes in disguise all along, indwelt by the same wonderful secret of life that Jesus Christ had when he was here, indwelt by divine life, a man who is the vehicle of the divine life. Romans 8:18-25 is an introduction to the last section of Romans 8, Conquerors through Christ (Romans 8:26-39). “Meanwhile we groan, longing to be clothed with our heavenly dwelling” (2Co 5:2). It will be worth it all when we see Jesus, The miseries of the human race, through their own and each other's wickedness, declare that the world is not always to continue as it is. Suffering is part of this life. In the fall of 1984, I was preaching through the book of Job in the evening services of a Congregational Church in New England. Explanation and Commentary of Romans 8:18. It is precisely for this reason Paul later moves on in Romans 8:26-39 and … This is how biblical doxa, the manifestation of the presence and activity of the invisible and transcendent God answers to sense experience: even though its brilliance cannot be perceived by the eyes of the flesh (Ezek 33:22; Acts 22:11; Isa. We are to bless them and do good to them (Ro 12:14-note, Ro 12:17-note, Ro 12:18, 19, 20, 21-note), 3. With eyes of faith we can see (dimly sometimes, more clearly at other times) that while we may not understand the suffering now, we will see God’s goodness in it in the future. 6:15; Col. 1:15, 23; Heb. The answer is that the word is used in two different ways. To look (wait) for assiduously (marked by careful unremitting attention) and patiently. 2:8; 4:18, 23; 5:25; 6:42; 8:11, 52; 9:21, 41; 11:8, 22; 12:27, 31; 13:31, 36; 14:29; 15:22, 24; 16:5, 22, 29f; 17:5, 7, 13; 21:10; Acts 3:17; 4:29; 5:38; 7:4, 34, 52; 10:5, 33; 12:11; 13:11, 31; 15:10; 16:36f; 17:30; 18:6; 20:22, 25, 32; 22:16; 23:15, 21; 24:25; 26:6; 27:22; Rom. Hence the idea is prominent in the redemptive revelation (Is 60:3; Ro 6:4; 5:2). The fellowship of sharing Christ’s sufferings (Phil 3:10) is a fellowship no one wants. Community Group Study “Romans 8:18-30 Hope in Difficult Circumstances” Read Romans 8:18-30. —David C. Egner (Our Daily Bread, Copyright RBC Ministries, Grand Rapids, MI. The Lord is working to reveal genuine faith, not to expose false faith. 1:1. Change Language {{#items}} {{local_title}} Our Lord Jesus Christ led a life of suffering while he was on earth, and we are joined to him by faith. I was in seminary, and my wife and I were committed to minister in the town we lived in. (Commentary on Romans). (10) Humans in transcendent circumstances and transcendent beings - Moses and Elijah = Lk 9:31. Translators in these cases sometimes use similes, as in “God will say they are like children to him,” “God will consider them as if they were his children,” or “God will have a relationship with (or, will care for) them like a father with his children.” (Newman, B. M., & Stine, P. C. A Handbook on the Gospel of Matthew. (Our Daily Bread, Copyright RBC Ministries, Grand Rapids, MI. With to give, Luke 17:18; John 9:24. The Christian has a different set of values. 3:13; 4:8; 2 Tim. It pictures watching with outstretched head and indicates the concentrated intense hope which ignores other interests and strains forward outstretched with eagerness and desire. He orders all our steps below The most cheerful people I have met, with few exceptions, have been those who've had the least sunshine and the most pain and suffering in their lives. 18 I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. All that follows tends to illustrate and enforce that idea. (cp 1Pe 4:12, 13-note, Jas 1:2-note, always = Php 4:4-note, all circumstances = 1Th 5:18-note, with thanks = Eph 5:20-note - which is in context of being filled with the Spirit explaining how this supernatural response is even possible). The reformer Martin Luther stated that this chapter is where Paul "comforts fighters" … In some ways, I feel a bit ashamed to say I know about suffering, when I consider what eyes may read these words, but I know that the Great Sufferer not only reads but knows my heart. 19 For the earnest expectation of the creation eagerly waits for the revealing of the sons of God. Ktisis - 19x in NT - Mk. (NLT - Tyndale House), Phillips: The whole creation is on tiptoe to see the wonderful sight of the sons of God coming into their own. 2Cor 4:17, an eternal weight of glory) and hence esteem or respect, especially power and wealth. Sonship is the present possession of the believer in Christ (1Jn 3:2-note). How? But it is in God's actions and His works that we discover and are awed by the splendor of the Lord. The "mystery" that had not been disclosed in the OT but now had been fully disclosed was that of God's program of uniting believing Jews and Gentiles in one body, the Church. This beatitude must have been shocking to Zealots when Jesus preached it, when political passions were inflamed (Morison). But, beginning with its first usages, doxa means “expectation, what is thought possible”… by far the most widespread meaning in secular Greek is “opinion, thought, sentiment"… There are both true and false opinions, especially among the maxims of the philosophers… and also illusions produced by the imagination or a miscalculation. New Unger's Bible Dictionary adds that glory…, it is the exercise and display of what constitutes the distinctive excellence of the subject to which it is spoken; thus, in respect to God, His glory is the manifestation of His divine attributes and perfections, or such a visible splendor as indicates the possession and presence of these (Ex. Comment: Will we suffer for our faith? ( Romans 8:18, 34) In verse 23, Paul discusses adoption as something in the future. Will we "out suffer" God's capacity to comfort us? Doxa is used of various visible displays of divine light and splendor, as Ex. Christians, however, like those bound in darkness are still suffering even though they have escaped the curse of sin through justification. By extension, axios came to be applied to anything that was expected to correspond to something else. Romans 8:18-27 For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. Cancel. Trials are to be expected. Romans 8:18-27 King James Version (KJV) 18 For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. To the believer, true glory is found only in the splendor of God. Paul had written elsewhere. 2:12; Heb. In our case a brittle flat head crew driver would be a bad thing. Doubtless many Christians have and will suffer intensely. Creation personified holds its head erect with attention turned away from all other objects and riveted upon just one. Romans 8:18 sets up the context for verses 19–22 in which Paul writes that the Christian’s suffering of this present age is not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to come: For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. Eerdmans), Aalen adds that doxa is "one of the clearest examples of change in meaning of a Greek word, when it came under the influence of the Bible. Erdman's Dictionary of the Bible writes that glory is…, Glory is an essential attribute of God, “the Father of glory” (Ep 1:17), whose radiance is displayed at Jesus’ birth (Lk 2:9) and is part of eschatological hope (Ro 5:2). Along with the freedom of a new life also come the transition period into this life. Take hope! We know His ultimate purposes are good, even if His immediate goodness is sometimes hidden to us in the darkness of His plans: “Behind a frowning providence there hides a smiling face.”. (2Co 4:16, 17) Suffering creates a hunger in us for heaven, where there will be no more suffering. That Suffering Will Never Be More Than You Can Bear - There is always the way of escape so that in the midst of every trial His grace is sufficient (1Co 10:13-note, 2Co 12:9-note, 2Co 12:10-note) The classical theodicy problem begins with the question, “Why is there suffering in the world?” Yet, this little cartoon evokes what I take to be an even more profound question, “Why shouldn’t there be suffering in the world?” Given that we live in a universe that has been compromised by the effects of human sinfulness, is this not a more appropriate question? 2:9; 9:31-32; Acts 22:11; Rev 15:8; 21:23). For the creation waits in eager expectation for the children of God to be revealed. It means to cause something to be fully known. (1Pe 5:9-note). It was used to describe the "disclosing" of hidden springs. We see him as children who love and trust their Father, and who know that he will supply all their needs. Change Language {{#items}} {{local_title}} 19 The creation waits in eager expectation for the sons of God to be revealed. to look for with the head erect, with persistent expectation. Originally in secular Greek apokalupsis was not an especially religious word (other words were used in secular Greek to designate divine revelations) but meant simply the disclosure of any fact. Consider (3049) (logizomai [word study] from lógos = reason, word, account) refers literally to numerical calculation and means to reckon, compute, calculate, to take into account, to deliberate, and to weigh. (Romans 8: Expository Notes Verse by Verse), In Paul's longest closing benediction he wrote. (5) Of a person created in the image of God reflection, glory (1Co 11.7); (6) Of angelic powers around God - angelic beings, majesties, dignities (Jude 1:8), (7) Jesus, first coming (only see for Who He truly was with eyes of faith) - Lk 2:32, Lk 9:32 (His Transfiguration), Jn 1:14, Jn 2:11, Jn 11:40 (see Him first for salvation, but also refers to seeing Him in His future glory), 1Cor 2:8. (c) Renewal 1969 Singspiration, Inc. - If the glory that is to be revealed be the enjoyment of God himself, (see above, Romans 8:17 (note)), then the sufferings of this life, which, when compared with eternity, are but as for a moment, are not worthy to be put in competition with this glory which shall be revealed in us. 24:21; 26:65; 27:42f; Mk. We will consider the structure of verses 14-30, outlining our text in this way: (1) Transition—The sons of God will suffer (verses 14-17) (2) Truths which sustain the suffering sons of God (verses 18-27) (3) The benefits of sonship outweigh its sufferings (verse 18) (4) Suffering is the experience of all creation (verses 19-22) (5) Suffering is a prerequisite to sonship (verses 23-25) (6) … In the ascriptive phrase glory be to, Luke 2:14, and ascriptions in the Epistles. Lxx of Ezek 10:4, cherubim = He 9:5; angels = Lk 2:9; Rev 18:1. KJV: King James Version . Unbelievers, or mere legalists, do not approve themselves before God by the righteousness which is of the law. What you and I know from reading the beginning of the book remained hidden from Job. Vol 1:362-368. Your Life Cannot Be Taken Without God’s Permission (2) A manifestation of God’s excellent power glory, majesty (Ro 9.23, Lk 2:9, Acts 7:55, Ro 1:23 = Men rejected the clear testimony of Creation to the glory of God, cp Ps 19:1, and exchanged it for idolatry! You may (you will) suffer, but the Lord will never abandon you W. B. Eerdmans; Inter-Varsity Press). 1:20, 25; 8:19, 20, 21, 39; 2 Co. 5:17; Gal. For this reason hope well characterizes our lives. We know that, in a deep sense, this is not the way it is supposed to be. If we accept our trials with the right attitude (cp 1Th 5:18-note) and recognize that the heavenly Father is working through them (cp Jas 1:2-note, Jas 1:3, 4-note), we will someday shine with splendor before Him (cp Da 12:3, Pr 4:18, Mt 13:43). Peter wrote about the faith of Christians and said that it may be "tested by fire" (1Pet. The whole creation is on tiptoe to see the wonderful sight of the sons of God coming into their own. 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