24 For (A)in hope we have been saved, but (B)hope that is seen is not hope; for who hopes for what he already sees?

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24 For in this hope we were saved.(A) But hope that is seen is no hope at all.(B) Who hopes for what they already have?

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22-25 All around us we observe a pregnant creation. The difficult times of pain throughout the world are simply birth pangs. But it’s not only around us; it’s within us. The Spirit of God is arousing us within. We’re also feeling the birth pangs. These sterile and barren bodies of ours are yearning for full deliverance. That is why waiting does not diminish us, any more than waiting diminishes a pregnant mother. We are enlarged in the waiting. We, of course, don’t see what is enlarging us. But the longer we wait, the larger we become, and the more joyful our expectancy.

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