"A Different Law..."
“A Different Law…”
Paul continues the explanation of the struggle with the flesh.
But if I am doing the very thing I do not want, I am no longer the one doing it, but sin which dwells in me.
I find then the principle that evil is present in me, the one who wants to do good.
For I joyfully concur with the law of God in the inner man,
but I see a different law in the members of my body, waging war against the law of my mind and making me a prisoner of the law of sin which is in my members.
He was doing the very thing he did not want to do.
Sin in him tempted and lead him.
Evil is present in him...in the flesh.
Though he desired to do good…
Though he joyfully concurred with the Law of God in the inner man…
He acknowledged that a different law was at work in the members of his body.
The flesh waged war against the law of his mind.
He was a prisoner of the law of sin in his body.
A vivid description of the struggle between flesh and spirit.
What to do?
Joyfully concur with God in the inner man.
Die to the different law of the members of our bodies.