Spiritual Tidbits (10) – Wretches delivered from the law and sin

19 For the good that I will to do, I do not do; but the evil I will not to do, that I practice. 20 Now if I do what I will not to do, it is no longer I who do it, but sin that dwells in me.
21 I find then a law, that evil is present with me, the one who wills to do good. 22 For I delight in the law of God according to the inward man. 23 But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members. 24 O wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from this body of death? 25 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.

Here Paul describes how our flesh is evil and no good works dwells in our flesh, and how our flesh will always be in conflict with our want to do good. How wretched, he wrote.

When I read this, I see my friends from other religions, and friends who tells me that without us following the law it is impossible to please God. The law makes us wretched. It’s that the reason why we age so fast, caught up in the rules of the world, getting in the rat races, trying to be good. as pastor Joshua said, evil and good comes from the same tree. If life is all bout shunning evil and doing good, we missed the gospel by miles. Because Romans 8 verse 1, is the famous NCC beloved verse says:

Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus…

Praise the Lord that we cannot be wretches any longer. 🙂