Romans 7:17, 19-20 KJV

Now then it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me.
[19] For the good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do. 
[20] Now if I do that I would not, it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me.

A lot of people are very comfortable with these words of St. Paul the apostle. Many more justify their deeds with these scriptures, recounting the Apostle’s struggle with sins (Rom 7:15-20).

But the apostle did not write these to enable the believer continue in sin… quite the contrary! Paul points out that though he struggles daily with himself, the moment he gives in means that sin has won. And once sin wins, means that sin dwells in him, a non-starter at all.

So there you go, don’t go doing the things you don’t want to do and come back saying, “it was difficult, I just couldn’t resist.” I have said that many times and have come to realise I only fooled myself and lived in sin.

There’s no justification for sin. Sin gives birth to death and those who live in sin are slaves of sin, and this makes foolish our baptism.

I pray for the strength Jesus gives to lift us all out of sin, it is not definitely not our place.

Have a blessed day. 

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