The Spirit is praying and the Father is working to make us like Jesus
Published June 13th, 2022
Main point summary
Christians can rejoice at all times in God's good purposes for us because the Spirit is perfectly interceding for us and because God's good purposes towards us have been set in stone for all of eternity.
Likewise the Spirit helps us
in our weakness.
For b we do not know what to pray for as we ought,
but c the Spirit himself intercedes for us
with groanings too deep for words.
And d he who searches hearts knows what is e the mind of the Spirit,
because 1 the Spirit f intercedes for the saints
g according to the will of God.
And we know that for those who love God all things work together h for good, 1
for i those who are called
according to his purpose.
For those whom he j foreknew
he also k predestined
l to be conformed
to the image of his Son,
in order that he might be m the firstborn among many brothers.
And those whom he predestined
he also called,
and those whom he called he also n justified,
and those whom he justified he also o glorified.