Understanding Romans 7
Amen thanks for this Pastor Chinaemerem Ibezim but can you throw more light on these scriptures below please
15 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.
17 So I am not the one doing wrong; it is sin living in me that does it.
19 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.
20 But if I do what I don’t want to do, I am not really the one doing wrong; it is sin living in me that does it.
24 Oh, what a miserable person I am! Who will free me from this life that is dominated by sin and death?
25 Thank God! The answer is in Jesus Christ our Lord. So you see how it is: In my mind I really want to obey God’s law, but because of my sinful nature I am a slave to sin.
After all his lamentations about the battle with sin he said the answer is Jesus but he still went on to say he is a slave to sin does that give a justification to believers when they fall into sin. Bcos when one is corrected some peeps are quick to say don’t judge you are not God
That’s probably the most misunderstood portion of the Bible.
There Paul was talking about the person under the law who desired to please God. He was teaching that the law can’t save from sin because of the flesh. But when a man is saved, that man is no longer in the flesh but in the Spirit, and through the Spirit the deeds of the flesh have been crucified. Start from verse 1, and continue to Romans 8:1-11 which is a continuation of chapter 7.
And please note that there’s a difference between correcting someone and judging them.