Current sufferings and future glory (Rom 8:18)

“I consider

That the sufferings

Of this present time

Are not worth comparing

With the glory

About to be revealed

To us.”

Λογίζομαι γὰρ ὅτι οὐκ ἄξια τὰ παθήματα τοῦ νῦν καιροῦ πρὸς τὴν μέλλουσαν δόξαν ἀποκαλυφθῆναι εἰς ἡμᾶς.

Paul said that I consider (Λογίζομαι) that the sufferings (τὰ παθήματα) of this present time (τοῦ νῦν καιροῦ) are not worth comparing (γὰρ ὅτι οὐκ ἄξια) with the glory (δόξαν) about (μέλλουσαν) to be revealed (ἀποκαλυφθῆναι) to us (εἰς ἡμᾶς).  Paul indicated that the current sufferings were not worth comparing with the glory that was about to be revealed to them.  The problems of the current day situations could in no way be compared to the future glory to be revealed to them.  Paul used the dichotomy between the contemporary sufferings and the future glory, instant gratification versus future happiness.  Have you ever tried to compare suffering with happiness?

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