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Mine or thine? by lcl

Rom 7:14 For we know that the law is spiritual, but I am carnal, sold under sin.
Rom 7:15 For that which I do, I know not. For what I desire, that I do not do; but what I hate, that I do.
Rom 7:16 If then I do that which I do not desire, I consent to the law that it is good.
Rom 7:17 But now it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwells in me.
Rom 7:18 For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh) dwells no good thing. For to will is present with me, but how to perform that which is good I do not find.
Rom 7:19 For I do not do the good that I desire; but the evil which I do not will, that I do.

Here Paul is speaking of how weak his flesh is to do things that he knows are wrong, but his earthly nature desires. We all share an earthly nature that desires to do things that satisfy the flesh. God has given us the freedom to choose between good and evil. It is His hope that we will learn to do what is approved by God the Father while we are alive on earth. To make good decisions that are godly and to reject the evil nature that we received through Adam. Jesus was sent to show us the perfect example of always choosing the Father’s will over our own. When He was tested during His 40 days in the wilderness He told us to live by every word from god.

Mat_4:4 But He answered and said, It is written, “Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God.”

When Jesus instructed us to love God He gave the best motive for us to obey the Father’s will out of a desire to please God, trusting that He knows what is best for us.

Mat_22:37 Jesus said to him, You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.
Jesus then chose the Father’s will above His own even though it meant His suffering and death.
Mat 26:42 He went away again the second time and prayed, saying, My Father, if this cup may not pass away from Me unless I drink it, Your will be done.
Luk 22:42 saying, Father, if You are willing, remove this cup from Me. Yet not My will, but Yours be done.
Jesus struggled against an earthly desire to avoid pain and death and instead correctly chose the will of His Father. He is the perfect teacher and son of God.
God has allowed us to choose and trust in Christ as our savior to gain eternity with Him and the Father. God also trusts that with the help of the Holy Spirit within each saved person they will ultimately learn to obey the will of God the Father just as Christ and the Holy Spirit do. To always say thy will, not mine Lord. When this is done God gives encouragement and peace.
Joh 16:33 I have spoken these things to you so that you might have peace in Me. In the world you shall have tribulation, but be of good cheer. I have overcome the world.


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