Thursday, May 5, 2011

Sharing 7

I haven't shared His Word here in a while, but going through devotion this morning, I was reading Romans 7:13-25, and it just occurred to me, Apostle Paul was just like me, or vice versa. Verses 14 to 25 tell the whole story of struggles with sin, as we try and fail on our own, and learn the hard way what the solution is, and learn to depend on Him for the redemption of our bodies. The Christian life is one of war: war of the mind against the body, war of the spirit against the body, old self versus new self... realizing that justification is instant and sanctification a life long process. 


14-20: We know that the law is spiritual; but I am unspiritual, sold as a slave to sin. 
I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do. 
And if I do what I do not want to do, I agree that the law is good. 
As it is, it is no longer I myself who do it, but it is sin living in me. 
For I know that good itself does not dwell in me, that is, in my sinful nature.[a] For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out. 
For I do not do the good I want to do, but the evil I do not want to do—this I keep on doing. 
Now if I do what I do not want to do, it is no longer I who do it, but it is sin living in me that does it.

21-25: So I find this law at work: Although I want to do good, evil is right there with me. 
For in my inner being I delight in God’s law; but I see another law at work in me, waging war against the law of my mind and making me a prisoner of the law of sin at work within me. 
What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body that is subject to death? Thanks be to God, who delivers me through Jesus Christ our Lord!
   So then, I myself in my mind am a slave to God’s law, but in my sinful nature[b] a slave to the law of sin.



  1. We will always win this old battle of sin, as long as we remain in Christ.

  2. Hi

    I came across your blog from a friend's blog and its a great find so far.

    I sincerely would like to hear what you have to say to 2 stories of 2 seperate women who had faith but believe they have lost out.

    Here it is
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  3. HI :) Thanks for stopping by. Sure, i'll check them out!