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Done Wrong

Posted By marita on December 23, 2010

Why is it that we have the best intentions to do right but we still do wrong?  We still say bitter things to our loved ones, have mean thoughts, spend more money than we have…(oh… by we, I mean me).

I feel so guilty and aggravated at myself and at the world when I do these things.  It is frustrating.  How hard is it supposed to be to be good?

Romans 7:15-25 is my mantra this day.


New International Version  

I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do. And if I do what I do not want to do, I agree that the law is good. As it is, it is no longer I myself who do it, but it is sin living in me. I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my sinful nature.c For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out. For what I do is not the good I want to do; no, the evil I do not want to do—this I keep on doing. 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.  So I find this law at work: When I want to do good, evil is right there with me. For in my inner being I delight in God’s law; but I see another law at work in the members of my body, waging war against the law of my mind and making me a prisoner of the law of sin at work within my members. What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body of death? Thanks be to God—through Jesus Christ our Lord! So then, I myself in my mind am a slave to God’s law, but in the sinful nature a slave to the law of sin.

Thank God for His Grace!!  It is all about His Grace!

~Blessings~

Marita


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marita

I live in Maricopa, AZ with my wonderful husband Don, my step-daughter Marilyn. I'm originally from Van Buren, AR with about a 20 year stint in Dallas, TX before moving to Maricopa in 2009.

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