Thought of the Day, May 21, 2018 The bondage of sin

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"I do not do what I want to do but what I hate....the desire to do right is there but not the power. What happens is that I do, not the good I will to do, but the evil I do not intend....This means that even though I want to do what is right, a law that leads to wrongdoing is always ready at hand. My inner self agrees with the law of God, but I see in my body's members another law at war with the law of my mind; this makes me the prisoner of the laws of sin in my members. What a wretched person I am! Who can free me from this body under the power of death? All praise to God, through Jesus Christ our Lord! So with my mind I serve the law of God but with my flesh the law of sin." (Rom 7:15-25)


Sin tends to root itself in us, like a bad weed. That is why we struggle with certain sins in our lives. Because we have fallen into them so often in the past they become a stronghold within us. This is the law of sin Paul is referring to. If we don't take this struggle seriously and learn how we are weak but Christ is strong in me, sin will  continue to pull me down. Jesus has won the victory through his death and resurrection. We need to turn our weakness over to him, so that his strength and grace can eventually free us from this particular bondage.

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