@Keldon_Scott, @Joseph_Benny, @joyce_yung, @Aradhana_Priya_Mehta, @Annie_Mae_Platter, @Michele_Schuman, @Sean_Oesch, @Dave_Kenny and I’m not intending to be exclusive to only us, so anyone else who wants to hop aboard, jump on…
OK Team, here we go forward. I still have not heard whether anyone would suggest that we take a breather. Could you let us know as we need to come along side of each other and help us all get to the finish line. I keep saying it, but if you quit, no big deal. But if you memorize the whole chapter, you’ll always be grateful that you have these precious words of God in your hearts. I have also mentioned that I have learned the chapter and am going along with you but am learning Colossians 3 as we memorize together. My verses last week included, “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly…” The word of God in my heart has radically affected me. That’s why I never intend to put a guilt trip on anyone who just does not want to keep going. Rather, I want to have us encouraging those of us who may be having a hard time keeping up, yet desire to persevere to the finish line. Let us know how you are doing and if we could offer any suggestions as to suggestions that we could make that has worked for us. You will be thankful that this chapter is readily available, day or night, in your heart.
Here are the verses. Verse 17 concludes verse 16. And the element of suffering is addressed. It’s seen as “nothing” compared the future glory!
Romans 8:17 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.
Romans 8:18 For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us. (ESV)
Romans 8:17 and if children, also heirs—heirs of God and coheirs with Christ—seeing that we suffer with Him so that we may also be glorified with Him.
Romans 8:18 For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is going to be revealed to us. (HCSB)
Romans 8:17 Now if we are children, then we are heirs—heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory.
Romans 8:18 I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. (NIV)