The pain of every birth is a reminder of the hope that lies in God’s promise. Birthpangs are not merely a reminder of the futility of the fall; they are a sign of an impending joy: We know that the whole creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time. Not only so, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for our adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies. For in this hope we were saved. (Ro 8: 22– 24; cf. Mt 24: 8)
Sailhamer, John H.; Sailhamer, John H.. Genesis (The Expositor’s Bible Commentary) (Kindle Locations 3509-3513). Zondervan. Kindle Edition.
The more we fix our hopes on the recompence of reward in the other world, the more free and liberal shall we be of our earthly treasure upon all occasions of doing good.
Matthew Henry. Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume VI (Acts to Revelation) – Enhanced Version (Kindle Locations 34582-34584). Christian Classics Ethereal Library. Kindle Edition.
How often the love of the Lord amazes and humbles me. Read More »
Praying men must be strong in hope, and faith, and prayer. They must know how to wait and to press, to wait on God and be in earnest in our approaches to Him.
Bounds, E. M.. Complete Works of E. M. Bounds on Prayer (with Active Table of Contents) [Annotated] (Kindle Locations 3081-3083). Niche Edition. Kindle Edition.