Chapter CONTEXT from Matthew Henry Bible Commentary (complete): The apostle, having fully explained the doctrine of justification, and pressed the necessity of sanctification, in this chapter applies himself to the consolation of the Lord’s people. Ministers are helpers of the joy of the saints. “Comfort ye, comfort ye my people,” so runs our commission, Isa. 40:1. It is the will of God that his people should be a comforted people. And we have here such a draught of the gospel charter, such a display of the unspeakable privileges of true believers, as may furnish us with abundant matter for joy and peace in believing, that by all these immutable things, in which it is impossible for God to lie, we might have strong consolation. Many of the people of God have, accordingly, found this chapter a well-spring of comfort to their souls, living and dying, and have sucked and been satisfied from these breasts of consolation, and with joy drawn water out of these wells of salvation. There are three things in this chapter: I. The particular instances of Christians’ privileges (v. 1-28). II. The ground thereof laid in predestination (v. 29, 30). III. The apostle’s triumph herein, in the name of all the saints (v. 31 to the end).
For years I have heard folks use the term “Spirit Led” like it was some special condition or something given out only to those who are really tuned into God. Here in Romans 8 we clearly see that ALL TRUE BELIEVERS/sons [and daughters] of God are “Spirit Led”. Being Spirit Led is simply yielding to the indwelling Holy Spirit doing His job in us. Lest we think this, being Spirit Led, is some new concept, just for “New Testament” “Christians” only look at:
The Holy Spirit has been active in all of God’s work from before creation and onward. To try and minimize His work set forth in the Bible to just a “few” folks on special occasions is to limit the power and sovereignty of God.
Here is a great example of someone who is being “Spirit Led”
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