Two Things We Know
by Pastor C. R. Stam
In Romans 8 St. Paul points to two great truths which every true
believer knows. The first (Verses 22,23) he knows by experience; the
(Verse 28) he knows by faith.
Rom. 8:22,23: “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 first fruits of the Spirit, even we
ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit,
the redemption four body.”
The words “until now,” in this passage, are significant, for our
Lord came to earth healing the sick, cleansing the lepers, making
the blind to see, the deaf to hear and the lame to leap for joy. But
He was rejected by sinful men and nailed to a cross.
After His resurrection and ascension His persecutors were given
another chance, however, as Peter called upon them to repent so that
“the times of refreshing” might still “come from the presence of the
Lord” (Acts 3:19,20). But again the King and His blessed kingdom
were rejected so that, in the words of Paul, the whole creation
continues to groan and travail in pain “together until now.”
But in this passage the Apostle points out that even God’s children
are not exempt from this suffering, for the most sincere
believer,the most consecrated saint, must still partake of the
sufferings and sorrows of the world while he waits for “the
redemption of our body,” when “we shall all be changed” (I Cor.
But while every believer knows about suffering and sorrow by
experience,there is something else he knows by faith. Verse 28
speaks of this:
“And we know that all things work together for good to them that
love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose.”
The true Christian is not a mere optimist; he is a believer in God’s
Word, and God has much to say about how He is working all out for
the good of His own. We have room here to quote but two passages:
II Cor. 4:17: “For our light affliction, which is but for a moment,
worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory.”
Rom. 8:18: “For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time
are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed
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