I, however, am made of flesh, sold as a slave under sin’s authority.
I don’t understand what I do. I don’t do what I want, you see, but I do what I hate.
I know, you see, that no good thing lives in me, that is, in my human flesh. For I can will the good, but I can’t perform it. For I don’t do the good thing I want to do, but I end up doing the evil thing I don’t want to do.
Who will free me from this life that is dominated by sin and death? Thank God! The answer is in Jesus Christ our Lord.
I read Romans 7 to our daughters, Gabriela and Zayra, and asked them to reflect on what stood out to them.
Here’s what I got:
I like how he acknowledged that what he was doing was wrong, because that’s the first step toward life in Jesus, through Jesus—acknowledging that you’re wrong, that your way is wrong, and He is right.
This reminds me of the simple life advice my workout partner has given me over the years: “Acknowledge, and move on.”