chapter 8 is a chapter of hope.
It is like driving into the sunlight.
They were held by the law of sin and death.
In vers one we have the "no condemnation" concept.
He identifies them as the ones that do not live after the flesh but after the spirit.
In the verses following he explains what that means.
Which law is this:
law of sin and death had weakness.
What the law could not do, God did through His Son.
To the end that the righteous requirement would be fulfilled in them that would walk according to the spirit.
Those that live according to the flesh put their minds on the things of the flesh.
Those that put their mind on spiritual things are spiritual.
were not in the flesh, they were in the spirit.
It is the same spirit that raised Jesus from the death.
The Father, the son and the spirit.
Life will be given to our mortal bodies through the spirit that is in us.
are debtors to live after the spirit.
These verses emphasizes the concept that we need to be spiritually minded.
We need to do these things "by the spirit".
we are lead by Gods spirit we are the true sons of God.
We received a spirit of adoption.
Suffering is an important element in the life of a Christian.
Christ' victory were connected to his sufferings.
The sons of God and creation. Vers 18- 26
Sufferings in the life of a Christian can be many and even more.
Christians can expect a better time for themselves.
The glory revealed.
Why was it made subject to vanity?
It was subjected to hope. Why.
Because there is a better day coming.
The creature also shall be delivered.
All of creation has come under bondage.
And Christians are not free from that just because they have been delivered. (v. 23)
Christians wait for the redemption of the body.
When this hope is realized that curse will also loose its power.
It is compared to a woman in labour.
It also talks about the spirit.
Hope that is seen is no hope.
Hope in the promises of God keeps us alive.
The spirit groans for us.
Verse 14: He leads us.
Verse 16. He bears witness.
Verse 26. He intercedes for us.
He that searches the heart.