Prayer- Lord, Open our hearts and open our minds and help us learn. Go-Fight-Win. Amen.
13Did that which is good, then, become death to me? By no means! But in order that sin might be recognized as sin, it produced death in me through what was good, so that through the commandment sin might become utterly sinful.
14We know that the law is spiritual; but I am unspiritual, sold as a slave to sin. 15I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do. 16And if I do what I do not want to do, I agree that the law is good. 17As it is, it is no longer I myself who do it, but it is sin living in me. 18I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my sinful nature.[a] For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out. 19For what I do is not the good I want to do; no, the evil I do not want to do—this I keep on doing. 20Now if I do what I do not want to do, it is no longer I who do it, but it is sin living in me that does it.
Paul tells us a truth here; We can not succeed by ourselves. We can not live a life without sin by our own strength, we need help. When we think otherwise we are slipping into sins grasp and power.
We may have a sinful nature, but that should never be an excuse, (the devil made me do it.) We have the spirit with us always. Because of Christ great sacrifice, God has been victorious over evil. Therefore; Since we are of God and are with God, sin has no control over us. We can only live this with Gods help, love and mercy.
Prayer- Lord, thank you for your love and grace. Thank you for giving us the power to resist and conquer sin. Please, remind us to use it. Go-Fight-Win. Amen.