Never stuck with sin

During my childhood and early adulthood I was surrounded by many loving and supportive role models who were always there for me. I deeply respected each of them and never wanted to disappoint them. However, as much as I strove to consistently follow their examples of integrity and honesty, there were times when my decisions and actions fell short of an honorable standard.

I felt as if I were two different people—one who wanted to do good and one who would succumb to temptation. No matter how many times I vowed to overcome a sense of moral weakness, I would end up failing. This left me feeling guilty, fearful, and vulnerable.

Then someone introduced me to the Apostle Paul’s statement in the book of Romans that seemed to explain my dilemma: “For the good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do” (7:19). Knowing that Paul had moments of conflict even after his life-changing conversion gave me hope. 

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‘None of these things move me’
November 5, 2018

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