Because of Sin, Part 2

For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God. For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected the same in hope,  Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God.  For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now.  And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.

Romans 8:19-23

We can see around us that nature is groaning and travailing.  But we can also confirm the words of this passage when it says “And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.”  We can surely see the truth there.

Are any of us perfect physical specimens?  I’m sure that we are not.  All of us have problems, aches and pains.  Sometimes, having some minor aches and pains is the least of our physical problems.  We get tired, we get sick.  We get headaches and we get backaches.  Our joints get strained and injured.  Viruses and bacteria are constantly bombarding us and sometimes infect us.  And, as we get older, all of these things just continue to get worse.

Our bodies truly do groan within themselves as we wait patiently for the “redemption of our body.”  Someday we will have a new body that does not get sick, does not hurt, and does not get tired nor run down.  Sin damaged our souls and spirits, and it also damages our bodies.  But someday we will have rest even from physical problems.  What a day that will be!

 

2 responses to this post.

  1. Oh yes it will be a wonderful day! Thank , Ben!

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