Devo It is time to grow up in the Faith Part one
Romans 7:14-25 (NIV)
14 We know that the law is spiritual; but I am unspiritual, sold as a slave to sin. 15 I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do. 16 And if I do what I do not want to do, I agree that the law is good. 17 As it is, it is no longer I myself who do it, but it is sin living in me. 18 For I know that good itself does not dwell in me, that is, in my sinful nature.[a] For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out. 19 For I do not do the good I want to do, but the evil I do not want to do—this I keep on doing. 20 Now if I do what I do not want to do, it is no longer I who do it, but it is sin living in me that does it.
21 So I find this law at work: Although I want to do good, evil is right there with me. 22 For in my inner being I delight in God’s law; 23 but I see another law at work in me, waging war against the law of my mind and making me a prisoner of the law of sin at work within me. 24 What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body that is subject to death? 25 Thanks be to God, who delivers me through Jesus Christ our Lord!
So then, I myself in my mind am a slave to God’s law, but in my sinful nature a slave to the law of sin.
Help! I’ve fallen and I can’t get up. Having trouble in your faith. Can’t seem to get passed repentance? It’s time to grow up. Paul is actually talking here about pre-salvation, and yet so many of us deal with this after salvation. Why? Let’s take a look at it. It’s time to grow up. When we were in the world we were slaves to sin, but praise be to God Jesus set us free from that, but He did not give us a license to live in sin. I am not writing this because I am only concerned about sin in people’s lives, but also because it’s time to grow in the faith in every area including our health. Could it be some are slaves to sickness and the curse also? Let’s explore.
Pastor Jeff Lane
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