Re:Verse passage – Romans 8:26-27 (day six)
…the Spirit pleads for us believers in harmony with God’s own will. Romans 8:27
This is a Trinitarian text. It captures the heart and mystery of the union of the Father, Son, and the Spirit…harmony. James, the brother of Jesus, wrote, “you don’t have because you don’t ask, and when you do, you ask with the wrong motives.” That’s the opposite of harmony; the Spirit never asks with the wrong motives, only ones in perfect alignment with the Father’s will.
Listen, when the Spirit pleads for us, the Father’s answer is always, always,
“Yes…my will be done.”
Why? Because of Trinitarian harmony. In all life’s bumps and bruises this side of eternity,
our weaknesses (vs. 26), or what we suffer now (vs. 18),
the Spirit asks and acts to fulfill the Father’s will, His Son-exalting, Jesus-conforming will.
Can’t think of a greater guarantee than that. I can hold on to that, even when I can’t see or feel what God is doing,
especially when life hurts the most. Harmony.