Romans 8:1-39, NLT
Life in the Spirit
1So now there is no condemnation for those who belong to Christ Jesus.
5Those who are dominated by the sinful nature think about sinful things, but those who are controlled by the Holy Spirit think about things that please the Spirit.
9But you are not controlled by your sinful nature. You are controlled by the Spirit if you have the Spirit of God living in you. (And remember that those who do not have the Spirit of Christ living in them do not belong to him at all.)
12Therefore, dear brothers and sisters,*8:12 Greek brothers; also in 8:29. you have no obligation to do what your sinful nature urges you to do.
15So you have not received a spirit that makes you fearful slaves. Instead, you received God’s Spirit when he adopted you as his own children.*8:15a Greek you received a spirit of sonship. Now we call him, “Abba, Father.”*8:15b Abba is an Aramaic term for “father.”
The Future Glory
18Yet what we suffer now is nothing compared to the glory he will reveal to us later.
26And the Holy Spirit helps us in our weakness. For example, we don’t know what God wants us to pray for. But the Holy Spirit prays for us with groanings that cannot be expressed in words.
Nothing Can Separate Us from God’s Love
31What shall we say about such wonderful things as these? If God is for us, who can ever be against us?
35Can anything ever separate us from Christ’s love? Does it mean he no longer loves us if we have trouble or calamity, or are persecuted, or hungry, or destitute, or in danger, or threatened with death?
38And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons,*8:38 Greek nor rulers. neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love.