“For what I do is not good that I want to do; no, it is evil that 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 the 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 members of my flesh…” (Romans 7:19-23)
“For what I do is not good that I want to do; no, it is evil that I do not want to do-this I keep on doing.” I would phrase this passage, “The Story of our Life.” The struggle to do what is right but finding yourself doing wrong. I have heard many people tell me of their struggles to Honor the Word of the Lord. To even open up their Bibles daily and to read just a verse or two, they find it next to impossible to do on a daily basis. Even harder than that, is to live a life by Godly standards. Many will try for couples of weeks and then find themselves in the same backslid state.
“So I find this law at work; when I want to do good, evil I right there with me.” Beloved, you must understand this key point, I have made it a mission in my life to encourage all of God’s Children. When you are preparing to do right, The Word of the Lord says Satan is right with you ready to make you stumble. This is why living a righteous life for The Lord is so hard, because the enemy is by your side trying to discourage you from doing the Work of the Lord.
“For in my inner being I delight in God’s Law, but I see another law at work in the members of my flesh…” Today you must realize this; you are not your Flesh! You are not the sin you commit. Do not believe in the lies that have been spoken about you. God has a mighty purpose for your life. The reason why you find it so hard sometimes is because the devil knows what God has put inside of you. Believe and Delight in God’s Law. There is a level of Freedom that God wants you to live at, but to achieve this, you must look beyond your sin and hold onto Grace.