Future Glory

Romans 8

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. 22 For we know that s the whole creation t has been groaning together in the pains of childbirth until now. 23 And not only the creation, but we ourselves, who have u the firstfruits of the Spirit, v groan inwardly as w we wait eagerly for adoption as sons, x the redemption of our bodies. 24 For y in this hope we were saved. Now z 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 a wait for it with patience.

26 Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For b we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but c the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words. 27 And d he who searches hearts knows what is e the mind of the Spirit, because 1 the Spirit f intercedes for the saints g according to the will of God. 28 And we know that for those who love God all things work together h for good, 2 for i those who are called according to his purpose. 29 For those whom he j foreknew he also k predestined l to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be m the firstborn among many brothers. 30 And those whom he predestined he also called, and those whom he called he also n justified, and those whom he justified he also o glorified.

  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.
  6. Cross References
    Mark 16:15
    And he said to them, "Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation.
  7. Cross References
    Jeremiah 12:4
    How long will the land mourn and the grass of every field wither? For the evil of those who dwell in it the beasts and the birds are swept away, because they said, "He will not see our latter end.
    Jeremiah 12:11
    They have made it a desolation; desolate, it mourns to me. The whole land is made desolate, but no man lays it to heart.
  8. Cross References
    2 Corinthians 5:5
    He who has prepared us for this very thing is God, who has given us the Spirit as a guarantee.
    James 1:18
    Of his own will he brought us forth by the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures.
  9. Cross References
    2 Corinthians 5:2
    For in this tent we groan, longing to put on our heavenly dwelling.
    2 Corinthians 5:4
    For while we are still in this tent, we groan, being burdened - not that we would be unclothed, but that we would be further clothed, so that what is mortal may be swallowed up by life.
  10. Cross References
    Romans 8:19
    For the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the sons of God.
    Romans 8:25
    But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience.
    Isaiah 25:9
    It will be said on that day, "Behold, this is our God; we have waited for him, that he might save us. This is the Lord ; we have waited for him; let us be glad and rejoice in his salvation.
    Galatians 5:5
    For through the Spirit, by faith, we ourselves eagerly wait for the hope of righteousness.
  11. Cross References
    Romans 7:24
    Wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from this body of death?
    Luke 21:28
    Now when these things begin to take place, straighten up and raise your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.
  12. Cross References
    1 Thessalonians 1:3
    Remembering before our God and Father your work of faith and labor of love and steadfastness of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ.
    1 Thessalonians 5:8
    But since we belong to the day, let us be sober, having put on the breastplate of faith and love, and for a helmet the hope of salvation.
  13. Cross References
    2 Corinthians 4:18
    As we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.
    Hebrews 11:1
    Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.
  14. Cross References
    1 Thessalonians 1:3
    Remembering before our God and Father your work of faith and labor of love and steadfastness of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ.
    1 Thessalonians 5:8
    But since we belong to the day, let us be sober, having put on the breastplate of faith and love, and for a helmet the hope of salvation.
  15. Cross References
    Matthew 20:22
    Jesus answered, "You do not know what you are asking. Are you able to drink the cup that I am to drink?" They said to him, "We are able.
    James 4:3
    You ask and do not receive, because you ask wrongly, to spend it on your passions.
  16. Cross References
    Zechariah 12:10
    And I will pour out on the house of David and the inhabitants of Jerusalem a spirit of grace and pleas for mercy, so that, when they look on me, on him whom they have pierced, they shall mourn for him, as one mourns for an only child, and weep bitterly over him, as one weeps over a firstborn.
    Ephesians 6:18
    Praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints.
    John 14:16
    And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper, to be with you forever.
  17. Cross References
    1 Samuel 16:7
    But the Lord said to Samuel, "Do not look on hi...
    1 Chronicles 28:9
    And you, Solomon my son, know the God of your f...
    Proverbs 15:11
    Sheol and Abaddon lie open before the Lord ; ho...
    Proverbs 17:3
    The crucible is for silver, and the furnace is ...
    Jeremiah 11:20
    But, O Lord of hosts, who judges righteously, w...
    Jeremiah 17:10
    "I the Lord search the heart and test the mind,...
    Luke 16:15
    And he said to them, "You are those who justify...
    1 Thessalonians 2:4
    But just as we have been approved by God to be ...
  18. Cross References
    Romans 8:6
    For to set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace.
  19. Cross References
    Romans 8:34
    Who is to condemn? Christ Jesus is the one who died - more than that, who was raised - who is at the right hand of God, who indeed is interceding for us.
  20. Cross References
    1 John 5:14
    And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us.
  21. Cross References
    Ezra 8:22
    For I was ashamed to ask the king for a band of soldiers and horsemen to protect us against the enemy on our way, since we had told the king, "The hand of our God is for good on all who seek him, and the power of his wrath is against all who forsake him.
    Ecclesiastes 8:12
    Though a sinner does evil a hundred times and prolongs his life, yet I know that it will be well with those who fear God, because they fear before him.
  22. Cross References
    Romans 9:24
    Even us whom he has called, not from the Jews o...
    1 Corinthians 1:9
    God is faithful, by whom you were called into t...
    1 Corinthians 7:15
    But if the unbelieving partner separates, let i...
    1 Corinthians 7:17
    Only let each person lead the life that the Lor...
    Galatians 1:15
    But when he who had set me apart before I was b...
    Galatians 5:8
    This persuasion is not from him who calls you.
    Ephesians 4:1
    I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you ...
    Ephesians 4:4
    There is one body and one Spirit - just as you ...
    2 Timothy 1:9
    Who saved us and called us to a holy calling, n...
  23. Cross References
    Romans 11:2
    God has not rejected his people whom he foreknew. Do you not know what the Scripture says of Elijah, how he appeals to God against Israel?
    1 Peter 1:2
    According to the foreknowledge of God the Father, in the sanctification of the Spirit, for obedience to Jesus Christ and for sprinkling with his blood: May grace and peace be multiplied to you.
  24. Cross References
    1 Corinthians 2:7
    But we impart a secret and hidden wisdom of God, which God decreed before the ages for our glory.
    Ephesians 1:5
    He predestined us for adoption as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will.
    Ephesians 1:11
    In him we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to the purpose of him who works all things according to the counsel of his will.
    Romans 9:23
    In order to make known the riches of his glory for vessels of mercy, which he has prepared beforehand for glory -
  25. Cross References
    Philippians 3:21
    Who will transform our lowly body to be like his glorious body, by the power that enables him even to subject all things to himself.
    1 Corinthians 15:49
    Just as we have borne the image of the man of dust, we shall also bear the image of the man of heaven.
    Colossians 3:10
    And have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge after the image of its creator.
    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.
  26. Cross References
    Colossians 1:15
    He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation.
    Colossians 1:18
    And he is the head of the body, the church. He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in everything he might be preeminent.
    Hebrews 1:6
    And again, when he brings the firstborn into the world, he says, "Let all God's angels worship him.
    Revelation 1:5
    And from Jesus Christ the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of kings on earth. To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood
  27. Cross References
    1 Corinthians 6:11
    And such were some of you. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.
  28. Cross References
    John 17:22
    The glory that you have given me I have given to them, that they may be one even as we are one.
    Hebrews 2:10
    For it was fitting that he, for whom and by whom all things exist, in bringing many sons to glory, should make the founder of their salvation perfect through suffering.
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