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practice or perform repeatedly or habitually. I will note when Paul uses prasso. Paul makes the
following points that equally apply to us:
Paul desires to habitually perform what is good; he does sinful things and he hates it but he
does not allow or rather approve of or condone the sinful things he does. (vs. 15)
Paul demonstrates that the law is good through his desire to do good even when he fails to do
good. (vs. 16)
It is Paul's sinful nature that causes him to sin. (vs. 17 & 20)
Paul has not found the ability to perfectly perform that which is good (perform comes from
the Greek word prasso). (vs. 18)
Paul keeps the law of God with his mind but he sins through his sinful nature. (vs. 25)
For that which I do I allow not: for what I would, that do (perform
repeatedly or habitually) I not; but what I hate, that do I.
If then I do that which
I would not, I consent unto the law that it is good.
Now then it is no more I that
do it, but sin that dwelleth in me.
For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,)
dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me; but how to
perform(repeatedly or habitually) that which is good I find not.
For the good
that I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do (perform repeatedly
Now if I do that I would not, it is no more I that do it, but sin
that dwelleth in me.
I find then a law, that, when I would do good, evil is
present with me.
For I delight in the law of God after the inward man:
see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and
bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members.
wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death?
thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then with the mind I myself serve
the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin. (Romans 7:15-25)
After Paul was converted he was not a fornicator, an adulterer, a thief, a murderer, or a
liar; his problem was not in that he could not keep the letter of the law but that he could not keep
the spirit of the law. The closer we draw to God, the more we understand how truly sinful we are
and how we are unable to become truly Christ like. But the better we know Christ, the more we
want to be like him! Let us be like Paul, let us truly desire to be holy and to keep the Spirit of the
law, to be Christ like. Let us also recognize our sinful nature and that we are totally dependent on
the saving grace of Jesus Christ.
America the Babylon
As a nation, America has rejected God's commandments, both his moral and religious
laws: Sixty-eight percent of Americans have rejected moral absolutes
and 87 percent have
rejected the Ten Commandments.
In rejecting God's commandments, America has rejected
God's authority to make the law. In rejecting God's authority, America has rejected God! In
Psalm 9 God declares: The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God.