March 16, 2009

I Sin Even When I Don't Want To

Romans 7:14-25 starts by telling us (who are saved) that we know the law is spiritual, but we are flesh, sold under sin. Because of that we sin, even though we may not want to. Our minds agree with the law which is good, but our actions are those of the flesh, and are sin. We desire to do what is good, but not the ability to carry it out. Verse 19 "For I do not do the good I want, but the evil I do not want is what I keep on doing." Verse 23 "but I see in my members another law waging war against the law of my mind and making me captive to the law of sin that dwells in my members."

WE ARE WRETCHED! But Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord! Verse 25 "So then, I myself serve the law of God with my mind, but with my flesh I serve the law of sin." This passage is so true in my life. I'm starting to realize how negative, destructive, and wretched I am. My wife can tell you I talk about it all the time. And I don't want to be this way. I want it to change. I want to be filled with the joy that only a believer can have. I am a wretched man, stuck in a fleshly body full of sin. But I have the Grace of God which saves me from that sin. My mind can be filled with the knowledge of that salvation being given undeserved to me by the God and Creator of all things.

Praise God for Jesus Christ, my Savior.