May 5, 2009

Thanks Wes....

...for reminding me of this verse. Even though I don't think you meant to :-) [I know I have posted this before, but I just have to post it again.]

Romans 7:13-8:1

13Did that which is good, then, bring death to me? By no means! It was sin, producing death in me through what is good, in order that sin might be shown to be sin, and through the commandment might become sinful beyond measure. 14For we know that the law is spiritual, but I am of the flesh, sold under sin. 15For I do not understand my own actions. For I do not do what I want, but I do the very thing I hate. 16Now if I do what I do not want, I agree with the law, that it is good. 17So now it is no longer I who do it, but sin that dwells within me. 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. 19 For I do not do the good I want, but the evil I do not want is what I keep on doing. 20Now if I do what I do not want, it is no longer I who do it, but sin that dwells within me.

21So I find it to be a law that when I want to do right, evil lies close at hand. 22For I delight in the law of God, in my inner being, 23but I see in my members another law waging war against the law of my mind and making me captive to the law of sin that dwells in my members. 24Wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from this body of death? 25Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord! So then, I myself serve the law of God with my mind, but with my flesh I serve the law of sin.

1There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus!

This verse is like just how I feel/felt. I just love this verse.

I was right. God can make any day a lovely day. He has proven to be awesome and all I ever need yet again.
Thank you Lord for breaking me and showing me my sin!


Wesley said...

You're welcome. =) I actually hadn't thought of that verse in a while. Thanks for reminding /me/ of it.

Matt said...

it's amazing how it's possible to find a fitting verse for anything...

A great verse here (not that they aren't /all/ great)

Emily said...

haha, oh. Well, you're welcome =)

Yep, Matt!