Friday, November 9, 2012

Word of the Day.... November 9, 2012

Struggling with Sin
14 So the trouble is not with the law, for it is spiritual and good. The trouble is with me, for I am all too human, a slave to sin. 15 I don’t really understand myself, for I want to do what is right, but I don’t do it. Instead, I do what I hate.16 But if I know that what I am doing is wrong, this shows that I agree that the law is good. 17 So I am not the one doing wrong; it is sin living in me that does it.

18 And I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my sinful nature. I want to do what is right, but I can’t. 19 I want to do what is good, but I don’t. I don’t want to do what is wrong, but I do it anyway. 20 But if I do what I don’t want to do, I am not really the one doing wrong; it is sin living in me that does it.

21 I have discovered this principle of life—that when I want to do what is right, I inevitably do what is wrong. 22 I love God’s law with all my heart. 23 But there is another power within me that is at war with my mind. This power makes me a slave to the sin that is still within me. 24 Oh, what a miserable person I am! Who will free me from this life that is dominated by sin and death? 25 Thank God! The answer is in Jesus Christ our Lord. So you see how it is: In my mind I really want to obey God’s law, but because of my sinful nature I am a slave to sin. Romans 7:14-25

I know that in my own life I want to do good and instead I end up doing the things that I hate.  It is when my flesh gets in there that I always end up sinning.  I think that this is a struggle that is inside of every single person who is trying to lead a good life.  We want to do the right things, we are determined to do them, we really want to stop doing things that are wrong.  But there is a battle going on inside of us, and we often end up doing the things that we hate and neglecting the things that we really want to do.  It always makes me feel horrible inside.

We cannot fix this on our own.  We are unable to reform ourselves.  We need outside help.  Jesus comes along just in time and if we allow Him to He will come into our heart as our Lord and Savior and set us free!!!!  I hope all of you have a great Friday and a blessed and happy weekend!!!  God bless you!!!


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