Romans 8:18-21

Future Glory

18 For I consider that the sufferings of this present time n are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us. 19 For the creation waits with eager longing for o the revealing of the sons of God. 20 For the creation p was subjected to futility, not willingly, but q because of him who subjected it, in hope 21 that r the creation itself will be set free from its bondage to corruption and obtain the freedom of the glory of the children of God.

  1. Cross References
    2 Corinthians 4:17
    For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison.
    1 Peter 1:5 - 6
    Who by God's power are being guarded through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.
  2. Cross References
    1 Peter 4:13
    But rejoice insofar as you share Christ's sufferings, that you may also rejoice and be glad when his glory is revealed.
    1 Peter 5:1
    So I exhort the elders among you, as a fellow elder and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, as well as a partaker in the glory that is going to be revealed:
    1 John 3:2
    Beloved, we are God's children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when he appears we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is.
    Romans 2:7
    To those who by patience in well-doing seek for glory and honor and immortality, he will give eternal life.
  3. Cross References
    Genesis 3:18 - 19
    Thorns and thistles it shall bring forth for you; and you shall eat the plants of the field.
    Ecclesiastes 1:2
    Vanity of vanities, says the Preacher, vanity of vanities! All is vanity.
  4. Cross References
    Genesis 3:17
    And to Adam he said, "Because you have listened to the voice of your wife and have eaten of the tree of which I commanded you, 'You shall not eat of it,' cursed is the ground because of you; in pain you shall eat of it all the days of your life.
  5. Cross References
    Acts 3:21
    Whom heaven must receive until the time for restoring all the things about which God spoke by the mouth of his holy prophets long ago.
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