Understanding the Scriptures
|Carnally minded, carnal mind (vv. 6, 7)||Sinfully minded, having their minds set on natural and evil desires|
|Enmity (v. 7)||Hatred, bitterness|
|Received the spirit of adoption (v. 15)||Became spiritual children of God|
|Heirs (v. 17)||Those who have the right to receive or inherit something|
|Travaileth in pain (v. 22)||Suffers the pains of childbirth|
|Maketh intercession (vv. 26, 34)||Pleads in behalf of, mediates|
Elder Bruce R. McConkie taught: “Abba is the Aramaic term for Father; and the adopted sons in the family of the Eternal Father are privileged to address him who is the Ruler of the universe in this intimate way” (Doctrinal New Testament Commentary, 2:261).
Studying the Scriptures
Do the following activity as you study Romans 8.
Inheriting All That the Father Has
What is required to receive the blessings provided by Christ’s Atonement?
What blessing stands out in your mind as the most important?
Why would you like to receive that promised blessing?
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