Romans 8:18-27

Future Glory

18 I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory about to be revealed to us.19For the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the children of God;20for the creation was subjected to futility, not of its own will but by the will of the one who subjected it, in hope21that the creation itself will be set free from its bondage to decay and will obtain the freedom of the glory of the children of God.22We know that the whole creation has been groaning in labour pains until now;23and not only the creation, but we ourselves, who have the first fruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly while we wait for adoption, the redemption of our bodies.24For in hope we were saved. Now hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for what is seen?25But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience. 26 Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we ought, but that very Spirit intercedes with sighs too deep for words.27And God, who searches the heart, knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God.

Psalm 24

Entrance into the Temple

Of David. A Psalm.1 The earth is the Lord’s and all that is in it,   the world, and those who live in it;2 for he has founded it on the seas,   and established it on the rivers. 3 Who shall ascend the hill of the Lord?   And who shall stand in his holy place?4 Those who have clean hands and pure hearts,   who do not lift up their souls to what is false,   and do not swear deceitfully.5 They will receive blessing from the Lord,   and vindication from the God of their salvation.6 Such is the company of those who seek him,   who seek the face of the God of Jacob.           Selah