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Romans 7:18

Jun 21, 2013   //   by Charlie Garrett   //   Daily Writing, Epistles (written), Romans, Romans 7, Writings  //  No Comments

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Friday, 21 June 2013

For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh) nothing good dwells; for to will is present with me, but how to perform what is good I do not find. Romans 7:18

It was previously noted that Paul’s personal pronoun “I” is being used to speak of his humanity and thus it is something that pertains to all of us.… Read the rest

Romans 7:16

Jun 19, 2013   //   by Charlie Garrett   //   Daily Writing, Epistles (written), Romans, Romans 7, Writings  //  No Comments

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Wednesday, 19 June 2013

If, then, I do what I will not to do, I agree with the law that it is good. Romans 7:16

This verse is an obvious truth. If the thing that I will to do, which is based on the law (see the previous verse’s example concerning the people of Israel at the giving of the law), is the thing that I don’t practice, and the thing that I do is the thing I will not to do (which is something contrary to the law), then “I agree with the law that it is good.”

To get this straight, because the wording can be hard to grasp, just think of a law which is good and reasonable – say for example, keeping the posted speed limit of 40 mph.… Read the rest

Romans 7:14

Jun 17, 2013   //   by The Manager of Site   //   Daily Writing, Epistles (written), Romans, Romans 7, Writings  //  No Comments

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Monday, 17 June 2013

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

There are many viewpoints as to who Paul is speaking about in this verse when he says “I.” As we’ve seen, he used the term previously, not specifically speaking of himself, but as a way of showing the struggle which exists in all people.… Read the rest