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O Wretched Man! 10/4/17
O Wretched Man!!!!




Romans 7:14-25 (KJV)
14  For we know that the law is spiritual: but I am carnal, sold under sin.  

15  For that which I do I allow not: for what I would, that do I not; but what I hate, that do I.  

16  If then I do that which I would not, I consent unto the law that it is good.  

17  Now then it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me.  

18  For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not.  

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.  

21  I find then a law, that, when I would do good, evil is present with me.  

22  For I delight in the law of God after the inward man:  

23  But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and
bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members.  

24  O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death?  

25  I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin.

The mighty Apostle Paul "said a mouth full" when he uttered the Words recorded in Romans 7:14:

Romans 7:14 (KJV)
14  For we know that the law is spiritual: but I am carnal, sold under sin.  

CARNAL-from <G4561> (sarx); pertaining to flesh , i.e. (by extension) bodily, temporal , or (by implication) animal, unregenerate :- carnal, fleshly.
Strong's Talking Greek & Hebrew Dictionary.


The Apostle "doubled down" on this theme in the following Chapter:


Romans 8:7 (KJV)
 
7  Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.


ENMITY-feminine of <G2190> (echthros); hostility ; by implication a reason for opposition :- enmity, hatred.
Strong's Talking Greek & Hebrew Dictionary.


In wake of the horrendous and heinousness slaughter of 58 Americans and many more gravely wounded, one wonders HOW and WHY could/would a human being commit such an atrocity!!!????


The Prophet Jeremiah declared many years prior to Paul's writing:


Jeremiah 17:9 (KJV)
 
9  The heart is deceitful above all things , and desperately wicked: who can know it?


God, Himself declared soon after creating Man:


Genesis 6:5 (KJV)
 
5  And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.


Yes, there is EVIL rampant in and among mankind today!!!


It is a well known fact that one does not have to teach evil!!!!


Romans 7:15 (KJV)
 
15
 For that which I do I allow not: for what I would, that do I not; but what I hate, that do I.  


Thank God there be FEW who do as this evil murderer did-METICULOUSLY plan his evil attack on innocent concert goers.


BUT, as the Apostle Paul declared:


Romans 7:21 (KJV)
 
21  I find then a law, that, when I would do good, evil is present with me.

Romans 7:19 (KJV)
 
19
 For the good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do.  


Hebrews 12:4 (KJV)
 
4
 Ye have not yet resisted unto blood, striving against sin.  


It is a DAILY struggle this PERSONAL fight against sin!!!!!!


Most of us rise daily intent on doing good OR at least BETTER than we did the day before!!!


My musician friend posted several months ago his PRAYER:


" Lord, please help me to NOT attempt to be a better musician than others!!!------


JUST A BETTER MUSICIAN THAN I WAS YESTERDAY!!!!"


I adopted that PRAYER but with a little tweaking:


" LORD PLEASE HELP ME NOT TO BE A BETTER:


MAN/PERSON.HUSBAND/FATHER/PASTOR, ETC. ETC. THAN ANOTHER


BUT.................................


A BETTER MAN/PERSON.HUSBAND/FATHER/PASTOR, ETC. ETC. THAN I WAS YESTERDAY!!


The battle is not to be BETTER than anyone else but just to be BETTER than you were!!!


The best way to change the world is to change yourself!!!


Perhaps YOU will join me in the above PRAYER!!??


GOD BLESS YOU!


PS!! THANK ALL OF YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUED LOVE, PRAYER AND FAITHFUL SUPPORT!!!


PASTOR DOUG

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