We who are believers groan inwardly…
Some saints grin too much and groan too little. There is no place in their theology for pain.
He enables us to fulfil the Law (2-8)
He subdues our fallen nature (9-13)
He assures our adoption into God’s family (14-17)
He is the guarantee and foretaste of our final inheritance (18-23)
He is the inspiration of our prayers (26,27)
“The inspiration of the Spirit is just as necessary as the mediation of the son. We can approach the Father only through the son and only by the Spirit.” -John Stott