Romans 7:14 For we know that the law is spiritual; but I am of the flesh, sold into slavery under sin. 15 I do not understand my own actions. For I do not do what I want, but I do the very thing I hate.

I don’t know of a more concise and accurate description of the human condition. I know what I ought to do, but don’t do it. To the contrary, I do the very thing I know to be wrong. As do you. Every one of us is in bondage to sin and cannot free ourselves. Without the grace of God, extended to us through faith in Jesus Christ, we would be lost forever. But we are not lost forever. We are claimed as children of God through Christ the Lord. Thanks be to God!

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