bound to freedom

As it is, it is no longer I myself who do it, but it is sin living in me. 18 For I know that good itself does not dwell in me, that is, in my sinful nature. For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out. 19 For I do not do the good I want to do, but the evil I do not want to do—this I keep on doing. 20 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.

21 So I find this law at work: Although I want to do good, evil is right there with me.22 For in my inner being I delight in God; 23 but I see another law at work in me, waging war against the law of my mind and making me a prisoner of the law of sin at work within me. 24 What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body that is subject to death? 25 Thanks be to God, who delivers me through Jesus Christ our Lord!” 

(Romans 7)

if we are forgiven

why would we, again, sleep with our eyes open until the dawn

to collect the dewdrops as

we decline mercy

and exit grace

to secure our longing

in things that will pass away?

we will act not as we should

but act as we know Christ;

He meets us in the breach of righteousness

and declares freedom

in the wash of sin

 

 

 

 

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