LAW & SINMarch 20, 2018
Daily Prayer for March 20th, 2018
Good morning, God‚ÄĒthank You for this day!! :o)
According to Your Word, if I continue to think about sin, then I am holding myself in bondage. Holy Spirit, I trust that I have been rescued from this body that was once subject to death. Thanks to You/God for delivering me through Your Son, Christ Jesus, my/our Lord & Savior. I am now at peace with You. In Jesus name. Amen.
Romans 7:7-25¬†New International Version (NIV)
The Law and Sin
7¬†What shall we say, then?¬†Is the law sinful? Certainly not!¬†Nevertheless, I would not have known what sin was had it not been for the law.¬†For I would not have known what coveting really was if the law had not said, ‚ÄúYou shall not covet.‚ÄĚ 8¬†But sin, seizing the opportunity afforded by the commandment,¬†produced in me every kind of coveting. For apart from the law, sin was dead.¬†9¬†Once I was alive apart from the law; but when the commandment came, sin sprang to life and I died.¬†10¬†I found that the very commandment that was intended to bring life¬†actually brought death.¬†11¬†For sin, seizing the opportunity afforded by the commandment, deceived me,¬†and through the commandment put me to death.¬†12¬†So then, the law is holy, and the commandment is holy, righteous and good.
13¬†Did that which is good, then, become death to me? By no means! Nevertheless, in order that sin might be recognized as sin, it used what is good¬†to bring about my death,¬†so that through the commandment sin might become utterly sinful.
14¬†We know that the law is spiritual; but I am unspiritual,¬†sold¬†as a slave to sin.¬†15¬†I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do.¬†16¬†And if I do what I do not want to do, I agree that the law is good.¬†17¬†As it is, it is no longer I myself who do it, but it is sin living in me.¬†18¬†For I know that good itself does not dwell in me, that is, in my sinful nature.¬†For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out.¬†19¬†For I do not do the good I want to do, but the evil I do not want to do‚ÄĒthis I keep on doing.¬†20¬†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.
21¬†So I find this law at work:¬†Although I want to do good, evil is right there with me.¬†22¬†For in my inner being¬†I delight in God‚Äôs law;¬†23¬†but I see another law at work in me, waging war¬†against the law of my mind and making me a prisoner of the law of sin¬†at work within me.¬†24¬†What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body that is subject to death?¬†25¬†Thanks be to God, who delivers me through Jesus Christ our Lord!
So then, I myself in my mind am a slave to God‚Äôs law,¬†but in my sinful nature¬†a slave to the law of sin.
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