My Redemption

“I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin.” —Romans 7:25

Because of my wrestlings, that struggle within me between flesh and spirit, and because of my wretchedness as one who desires to do good in order to please God, yet, fails miserably again and again, I cry out with the apostle, “O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death?” (Romans 7:24).

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My Wrestlings: I Find a Law

“I find then a law, that, when I would do good, evil is present with me. For I delight in the law of God after the inward man:” —Romans 7:21, 22

The word “law” in Romans 7:21-23 presents many facets and dimensions of God’s law as it pertains to the sinner saved by grace. Because we are “dead to the law” (Romans 7:4) as Christian disciples, some may want to refer to “law” as merely principles of truth. It would not be wrong to define “law” in this way, as principles of truth, for so they are; yet, they are also more than that.

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