Amos 7-9, Romans 7
18For I know that nothing good dwells in me, that is, in my flesh. For I have the desire to do what is right, but not the ability to carry it out.
5 When will the New Moon be over that we may sell grain,
and the Sabbath be ended
that we may market wheat?”—
skimping on the measure,
boosting the price
and cheating with dishonest scales,
I find myself doing this—pencilling in time for Jesus, all the while anticipating the next thing on my to do list, and not fully submitting to worship, word and prayer. Thank goodness, Amos (and today’s reading from Romans) end on messages of hope!
It’s so interesting to read Paul discussing some and law. I definitely feel the pull of sin every day￼ tugging me to do things that I know in my mind I don’t want to do! It’s the eternal good vs evil struggle between God and Satan- happening right inside of us every minute! And every choice we make, to give into evil or to choose God over everything, matters and has eternal consequences
21So I find this law at work: Although I want to do good, evil is right there with me. 22For in my inner being I delight in God’s law; 23but 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. 24What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body that is subject to death? 25Thanks be to God, who delivers me through Jesus Christ our Lord!
So then, I myself in my mind am a slave to God’s law, but in my sinful nature a slave to the law of sin.
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