by Randy Chambers, 2010-11-14
Romans 7:15, NIV: I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do
I do not do, but what I hate I do.
It is a struggle to live righteously. It is especially difficult to live above
suspicion of wrong doing. We live in a world of excuse makers, and
unfortunately, many of us who are the children of God have adopted the self
excusing mentality. The truth may be painful, it may be haunting and it may keep
us up at nights, but it is something that must be faced. Like Paul, we must
wrestle with it so that we can see ourselves as God sees us, so that He can
continue His work of perfecting us without having to wait on us to open our eyes
and admit that we are more prone to follow our own ways than His.