I am working my way through Romans 8 and a comment from Craig Keener caught me. I long to continue living in the presence of Christ. I don’t want to live with skepticism. I may battle doubt from time to time, but I want to be found in faith at the end of the day!
Western Christendom today has imbibed the radical Enlightenment’s skepticism of the supernatural, suspicious of miracles and other divine interventions. For Paul, however, the genuine Christian life is “supernatural” (i.e., divinely empowered) from start to finish, a life by God’s own Spirit. Apart from acknowledging and embracing the Spirit, the best imitations of Pauline religion are just “flesh.”
Keener, C. S. (2009). Romans (p. 104). Eugene, OR: Cascade Books.