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Friday, September 2, 2011

His Word Friday

Friday Meme
There are some days that I just don't have much to say but after reading His Word I have plenty I want to share! So this meme is for His World only. On Fridays I will be sharing something I have read, a verse, passage, chapter, whatever it might be, that just speaks for itself, nothing more is needed...
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Struggling with Sin ~ Romans 7:7-25

What shall we say, then?  Is the law sin?  Certainly not!  Indeed I would not have known what sin was except through the law.  For I would not have known what coveting really was if the law had not said, “Do not covet.” But sin, seizing the opportunity afforded by the commandment, produced in me every kind of covetous desire.  For apart from law, sin is dead.  Once I was alive apart from law; but when the commandment came, sin sprang to life and I died.  I found that the very commandment that was intended to bring life actually brought death.  For sin, seizing the opportunity afforded by the commandment, deceived me, and through the commandment put me to death.  SO then, the law is holy and the commandment is holy, righteous and good

Did that which is good, then, become death to me? By no means!  But in order that sin might be recognized as sin, it produced death in me through what was good, so that through the commandment sin might become utterly sinful. 

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.  I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my sinful nature.  For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out.  For what I do is not the good I want to do; no, 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. 

So I find this law at work:  When 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 the member so my body, waging war against the law of my mind and making me a prisoner of the law of sin at work within my members.  What a wretched man I am!  Who will rescue me from this body of death?  Thanks be to God- through Jesus Christ our Lord! 

So then, I myself in my mind am a slave to God’s law, but in the sinful nature a slave to the law of sin.

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5 comments:

Cami said...

Thank you so much for sharing this, Nicole. Was much needed <3 Many blessings to you!

<3-Cami from First Day of My Life

Warren Baldwin said...

Excellent selection. And you are right: if we don't have anything to write about, the Word works!

Rebecca said...

I often recall Paul's words from this passage when I don't do what I should do or do something I shouldn't. Believers are constantly in a spiritual battle with their flesh, the world and Satan, but I'm thankful for the power of the Holy Spirit within me to face and win these battles.

Michelle said...

Thanks be to Jesus for pulling me out of the miry pit.

Nicole said...

Amen Rebecca!!

Thanks for joining in again today!

Have a blessed weekend!

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