Because we are Christians, this does not separate us from the effects of sin on the whole creation. Paul makes this clear in Romans 8:22-23.
“For we know that the whole creation has been groaning together in the pains of childbirth until now. And not only the creation, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies.”
Notice that even though we have the Spirit in us; sealed with Him who is the earnest of an eternal inheritance, we are not taken out of this world. Why has God left us here in this condition? Our hope in Christ is designed to give us a divine perspective on this sin-cursed world and power that will become a living message pointing others to the Savior.
It is only “Christ in you the hope of glory” (Colossians 1:27) that can do this. Our challenge is understanding how much He wants His power to work in us (Ephesians 3:15-16). If you allow me, I am calling you to a much higher view of your life here on earth. It is a call to live the gospel of grace in a world where billions of people have never heard the gospel. If you and I live the gospel, it will be easy to proclaim it to those who have never heard it.
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