Thanks be to God!

Scripture reading for June 21st:  Romans 7, Psalm 124, Proverbs 31

Key Scriptures: Romans 7:21-25 “So I find it to be a law that when I want to do right, evil lies close at hand.  For I delight in the law of God, in my inner being, but I see in my members another law waging war against the law of my mind and making me captive to the law of sin that dwells in my members.  Wretched man that I am!  Who will deliver me from this body of death?  Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord!  So then, I myself serve the law of God with my mind, but with my flesh I serve the law of sin.”  

Paul described to the Roman believers how he had a war going on inside of his soul and body before his encounter with Christ.  Paul wanted to do right and knew the law of God in his mind, but his body wanted to serve the law of sin–breaking God’s law.  Paul was wretched and wondered how he could be delivered.  Then he met Jesus Christ and found the deliverance he needed through faith and grace.

Faith confession:  I have victory over sin in my members through faith in Jesus Christ and the gift of His grace. What a blessed man I am!

Psalm 124:7-8 “We have escaped like a bird from the snare of the fowlers; the snare is broken, and we have escaped!  Our help is in the Name of the Lord, who made heaven and earth.”

 

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