I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I
hate I do.
And if I do what I do not want to do, I agree that the law is good.
As it is, it is no longer I myself who do it, but it is sin living in me.
I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my sinful nature. For I
have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out.
For 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.
Now 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.
So I find this law at work: When I want to do good, evil is right there with
For in my inner being I delight in God's law;
but I see another law at work in the members of my body, waging war against
the law of my mind and making me a prisoner of the law of sin at work within my
What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body of death?
Thanks be to God--through
Jesus Christ our Lord! So then, I myself in my mind am a slave to God's law, but
in the sinful nature a slave to the law of sin.
The LORD said to Moses,
"Make a snake and put it up on a pole; anyone who is bitten can look at it and
So Moses made a bronze
snake and put it up on a pole. Then when anyone was bitten by a snake and looked
at the bronze snake, he lived.
Just as Moses lifted up
the snake in the desert, so the Son of Man must be lifted up, that everyone who
believes in him may have eternal life.
will continue to be Wicked
I cannot help Myself
If your Brother Repents,
Forgiveness is as much for the Abuser as it is for the
The Abused can become Abusers if they Don't Forgive
Forgive or you won't be Forgiven
You are possessed by the one you Love
God will Give you the desires of your heart