Romans 8:18

"For I consider the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us." - Romans 8:18
I was awestruck this morning by these divinely inspired words that appear midway in Paul's letter to the Romans. Paul could rightly say these words as he truly lived them (Acts 14:19, 2 Corinthians 11:24-27). Romans 8:18 defies all human logic and earthly wisdom.

Romans 8:18 can only be declared by one who has cast themselves, by faith, at the mercy of God's grace through His Son Jesus Christ. What blessed assurance awaits those who put their trust in the One who died, was buried, and rose again on the third day. 
If you are a follower of Christ, I pray that the Holy Spirit will bring Romans 8:18 to your remembrance in the face of severe trial. May it spring up within you like rivers of living water if persecution shall ever come knocking at your door. Always remember, and never forget, to look "unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross." (Hebrews 12:2) Be encouraged and may the "God of peace Himself sanctify you completely; and may your whole spirit, soul, and body be preserved blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. He who calls you is faithful, who will also do it." (1 Thessalonians 5:24-25)
If you do not know Christ, then come now to the One who loved you and gave Himself for you. For " is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation." (2 Corinthians 5:2b) Come to Jesus, for He Himself has promised, "All that the Father gives Me will come to Me, and the one who comes to Me I will by no means cast out." (John 6:37) Turn from darkness and sin, and come to Him who "is faithful and just to forgive your sins and to cleanse you from all unrighteousness." (1 John 1:9)


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