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Read Romans 7:15-25a


Read Romans 7:15-25a

15I do not understand what I do; for I don’t do what I would like to do, but instead I do what I hate. 16Since what I do is what I don’t want to do, this shows that I agree that the Law is right. 17So I am not really the one who does this thing; rather it is the sin that lives in me. 18I know that good does not live in me—that is, in my human nature. For even though the desire to do good is in me, I am not able to do it. 19I don’t do the good I want to do; instead, I do the evil that I do not want to do. 20If I do what I don’t want to do, this means that I am no longer the one who does it; instead, it is the sin that lives in me.
21 So I find that this law is at work: when I want to do what is good, what is evil is the only choice I have. 22My inner being delights in the law of God. 23But I see a different law at work in my body—a law that fights against the law which my mind approves of. It makes me a prisoner to the law of sin which is at work in my body. 24What an unhappy man I am! Who will rescue me from this body that is taking me to death? 25Thanks be to God, who does this through our Lord Jesus Christ!

 Think

It is easy to identify with this passage: "For I do not do the good I want, but the evil I do not want is what I do."
Some people say that once you become a Christian your battle with sin will be over - but in reality we'll always be missing the mark and we will always depend on the grace of Christ.
In the same way - lets offer each other some grace.

Pray

Lord, you know how I struggle with sin.  Thank you for your patience; help me with mine.


15 7.15: Ga 5:17

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