Don’t Stay That Way
The trouble is with me, for I am all too human, a slave to sin. I don’t really understand myself, for I want to do what is right, but I don’t do it. Instead, I do what I hate. And I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my sinful nature. I want to do what is right, but I can’t. I want to do what is good, but I don’t. I don’t want to do what is wrong, but I do it anyway. I have discovered this principle of life—that when I want to do what is right, I inevitably do what is wrong. I love God’s law with all my heart. But there is another power within me that is at war with my mind. This power makes me a slave to the sin that is still within me. Oh, what a miserable person I am! Who will free me from this life that is dominated by sin and death?
1. It is not okay to hide it.
Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed.
2. It’s not ok to justify it.
“And why worry about a speck in your friend’s eye when you have a log in your own?”
1 John 3:9
Those who have been born into God’s family do not make a practice of sinning, because God’s life is in them. So they can’t keep on sinning, because they are children of God.
Let the rivers clap their hands in glee! Let the hills sing out their songs of joy before the LORD.
Thank God! The answer is in Jesus Christ our Lord.
1. Accept Jesus
2. Embrace Grace
So now there is no condemnation for those who belong to Christ Jesus.
3. Live Led
So letting your sinful nature control your mind leads to death. But letting the Spirit control your mind leads to life and peace.
4. Don’t Quit
And we believers also groan, even though we have the Holy Spirit within us as a foretaste of future glory, for we long for our bodies to be released from sin and suffering.
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