Shaped to the Image of Jesus

Romans 8:28-30

The Great Vision of God’s Grace
In these verses Rom 8 comes to a climax, leading to the great final exclamation of God’s love. Paul has led us from the distress of human weakness, delusion, and enslavement by sin through God’s astonishing intervention not to condemn us but to destroy sin’s power and free us from it’s deluding slavery. In Jesus and all he did and in the Spirit living in us, God has opened a way back to reality: Not humans on their own with little self-made gods but rather in close relationship with their creator and all the created world. Living freely in full humanity even now in a broken and frustrated world. Living with hope of God’s life-giving renewal of his whole creation in which they share the glory God always intended for them.