The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, provided we suffer with him in order that we may also be glorified with him. Romans 8:16-17
This is the end of the process.
What began with salvation ends with glorification.
We cannot have one without the other.
It’s not seeking to glorify ourselves.
That is boastful pride.
And it has no place in the kingdom.
People were created in the image of God.
We originally shared the glory of our Creator.
Through Christ, God will restore what we forfeited.
It is that great glory that Jesus promised he would share with us. (John 17:22)
The glory at the Transfiguration.
Shared. With. Us.
Who is “us”?
The genuine believers in Christ.
The Spirit attests that we are, in fact, believers.
But there is more evidence.
Suffering. Persecution. Opposition.
The promise of glorification, though, gets us through.
And God keeps His promises.
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