Thursday, 3 April 2008

Romans 8

I think one of the reasons that Romans 8 is so well loved is that it lists so many of the spiritual privileges and blessings that we have as Christians. My guess is that our tendency is to concentrate on Jesus death and how that deals with our fundamental problem of God's wrath...but this chapter shows us just how much flows from that.

I don't know if you have ever had the experience of using a computer program and finding that it did everything you needed it to. But then someone showed you a whole host of features you didn't know about it and suddenly a program that was useful becomes indispensable.

Or maybe you have joined a gym and been happy with everything but then suddenly discovered that included with your membership is a free monthly visit to the spa. Or - and I can't imagine this happening – have you ever checked a bank account that you haven't looked at for ages and discovered that there was more in there than you imagined?

Each of those experiences is of discovering that you were better off than you imagined. And that is the experience you get when you read Romans 8 – you are reminded of things that it is easy to take for granted.

Paul in this chapter shows us that there is so much more to the Christian life than we often imagine...Stay tuned!

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