4/30/23 Romans 7:14-20 The Believer’s Struggle Against the Flesh
Paul continues his personal testimony, sharing his own experience in living out what he exhorted all believers to do in Romans 6:13. We are to present ourselves to Christ as instruments of righteousness, yet all of us, Paul included, struggle continually with sin. Christ has changed our desires in his work of justification, so that we desire to carry out the command of Romans 6:13, yet we struggle to do so, as we are at war with our flesh. This is the struggle of all Christians, as sin remains present within our lives. It no longer reigns over us, as we have been united to Christ, but it remains within us and against us, while we await deliverance that will come at Christ’s return.