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Good Morning
How we are plagued by Romans chapter seven! This is the description of Paul’s struggle with his own flesh, but it is applicable to us all. “For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do.”(vs.15) When one desires to live in a way that pleases the Lord this is the struggle we face. It is proof of the sinful nature that resides within us. But the problem is still deeper. Paul says that he does what he does not want to do. In reality, that sinful nature really does want what one knows is wrong. This is the source of our battle with sin. “In my inner being I delight in God’s law; but I see another law at work in the members of my body, waging war against the law of my mind”(vss.22-23) Each of us must see this truth working in our own lives. We each know the sins we struggle with. We realize that we really do want that which we know is not pleasing to God. In this realization we cry out with St. Paul, “Who will rescue me from this body of death?”(vs.24) It is when we are truly aware of this struggle that we can also shout, “Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord!” In Christ alone is our hope. His work on the cross has taken our punishment, granting us forgiveness and new life in turning to Him.

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Pastor Irvin Stapf
Life’s Meaning Ministry
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