Text: Romans 7 (1 Samuel 9-10)
In Roman’s 7, Paul the super apostle gets personal, sharing about his real and ongoing struggles with sin.
“…I do not understand my own actions. For I do not do what I want, but I do the very thing I hate.” (Romans 7:15)
I was once at a pastor’s conference listening to an elder icon of the faith talk. When he finished, he invited questions. He was asked at what age the struggle with a particular sin might end. The speaker was in his mid-eighties. He replied, “I have no idea” – to a round of laughter. The reality is that no matter how long we walk with the Lord, our sin nature keeps acting up. Sin is part of the everyday life of every Christian, and will be as long as we live in this flesh. As each of us mature, our awareness of our own sin actually increases. The closer we get to the flame of God’s holiness, the more heat we feel. And so we must always be about repentance and confession of our sins… that we might receive God’s endless supply of grace, freely given to us each. Amazing grace it is, amazing indeed.
in Him, Mike