Romans chapter 5 begins a large section of scripture where the Apostle Paul focuses on the core ideas of the Gospel. He lays out the doctrines of Justification by Faith, Standing in Grace, and Rejoicing in Hope. As he wraps up this section of the book, he clearly focuses on the idea that we live In Hope. The Apostle explains that we are in labor with all of creation in the “pains of childbirth.” We anticipate the fullness of the kingdom of heaven that is here, and coming soon. We wait IN HOPE.