Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Knowing God - Romans 8:20


creation was subjected
to frustration
Romans 8:20
God created
... and it was good.
And yet, Romans 8:20 goes on to say that "creation was subjected to frustration, not by its own choice, but by [God]."
But that's still not the full verse.
"In the hope that ..." ends the thought. Ends the thought ... but begins a long awaited plan ...
Want to know God's delight and God's plan? Here's God's full thought -- Romans 8 from The Message --
17 And we know we are going to get what's coming to us - an unbelievable inheritance! We go through exactly what Christ goes through. If we go through the hard times with him, then we're certainly going to go through the good times with him! 18 That's why I don't think there's any comparison between the present hard times and the coming good times. 19 The created world itself can hardly wait for what's coming next. 20 Everything in creation is being more or less held back. God reins it in 21 until both creation and all the creatures are ready and can be released at the same moment into the glorious times ahead. Meanwhile, the joyful anticipation deepens. 22 All around us we observe a pregnant creation. The difficult times of pain throughout the world are simply birth pangs. But it's not only around us; it's within us. The Spirit of God is arousing us within. We're also feeling the birth pangs. 
In Christ's Love,
a little kid
(can't wait)
My cynical side is coming out. That isn't a good thing.  So for now I won't write any more on this post...

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