My question is a bit two-fold.
It's regarding the proper understanding of Romans 8:26-27, specifically verse 27. Recently, I've come to disagree with many commentator's understanding of this passage. The consensus of verse 27 is that the "He who searches the hearts" is the Father. And the Father knows what's on the Holy Spirit's mind. I don't find that consistent with the text.
Rom 8:26 In the same way, the Spirit also helps our weaknesses, for we don’t know how to pray as we ought. But the Spirit himself makes intercession for us with groanings which can’t be uttered. Rom 8:27 He who searches the hearts knows what is on the Spirit’s mind, because he makes intercession for the saints according to God. (WEB)
Paul seemed to have devoted this section of scripture (actually starting at 4 though 28) primarily on the work of the Holy Spirit. It's clear the Spirit intercedes on behalf of believers because of weaknesses (8:26). And considering Paul's continuing flow of thought it appears that in verse 27 Paul is implying the Holy Spirit, not the Father, is the One who searches hearts and knows what's on the believer's/spirit's mind. Thus the deity indicative capitalization of "Spirit's" in verse 27, found in many modern and older translations, is incorrect.
Can someone point me in the right direction in understanding this passage? Also, does the Greek language rules of grammar support the traditional view that Spirit's indicate the Holy Spirit?