24 For we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen is not hope: for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for?
25 But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it.
24 For we are saved by hope [a word of time]: but hope that is seen is not hope: for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for?
25 But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it. [waiting deals with time; the eternal has not time]
Hope is a word of time–time and space. Spirit is an eternal word–no time, just space. Hope is in the mind: (the soul: will, intellect, emotions). The spirit in in the heart (the gut, not the heart that pumps blood).
26 Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession [for the saints—see next verse] for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.
27 And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because He maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God.
Note that the Spirit makes intercession for the SAINTS (same as the elect, the chosen). [PLEASE OPEN AND READ THE BELOW POST: Who is Most of the New Testament written to? The answer may surprise you.