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Saturday, December 21, 2013
Romans 7:14 I know that God’s standards in Moses’ Teachings are spiritual, but I have a corrupt nature, sold as a slave to sin. 15I don’t realize what I’m doing. I don’t do what I want to do. Instead, I do what I hate. 16 I don’t do what I want to do, but I agree that God’s standards are good. 17 So I am no longer the one who is doing the things I hate, but sin that lives in me is doing them.
18 I know that nothing good lives in me; that is, nothing good lives in my corrupt nature. Although I have the desire to do what is right, I don’t do it. 19 I don’t do the good I want to do. Instead, I do the evil that I don’t want to do. 20 Now, when I do what I don’t want to do, I am no longer the one who is doing it. Sin that lives in me is doing it.
21 So I’ve discovered this truth: Evil is present with me even when I want to do what God’s standards say is good. 22 I take pleasure in God’s standards in my inner being. 23 However, I see a different standard ⌊at work⌋ throughout my body. It is at war with the standards my mind sets and tries to take me captive to sin’s standards which still exist throughout my body.24 What a miserable person I am! Who will rescue me from my dying body? 25 I thank God that our Lord Jesus Christ rescues me! So I am obedient to God’s standards with my mind, but I am obedient to sin’s standards with my corrupt nature.
Sin can become a living, controlling, organism if we let it. It builds itself like a high rise and dares the holiness of God to knock it down. The truth is. We cannot fight sin ourself or with our own strength. We desperately need Jesus to come and save us. No matter how many times I try to do right within my own strength; I always fail miserably. Jesus is my only answer and gives me the power to overcome. However, I must allow him to work n my life. I need to let him tear down the sinful walls within me.
Christ desires to eradicate sin from our lives. He has his wrecking ball and is waiting the tear down the old building and replace it with the new. Leave space in your life for Christ to smash down the walls which contain the sinful nature.