Make Good Choices
by Randy Chambers, 2016-09-05
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.
We know that life presents us with a series of choices.
It is up to us as to who, what, where and why we will choose
one thing above another. Given a choice to do as Jesus would,
or to do for self, most of us would agree that we would rather
do as Jesus. But faced with a particular choice, and driven by
our selfish desires, making the right choice can be a struggle
to say the least. Paul, as strong in his faith as he was, struggled
also. He despised the worldly flesh of himself and could not wait to
be freed from it. “What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from
this body of death?” (Rom. 7:24). We are vexed, yet we are redeemed. We
are corrupt, yet we are freed from corruption. We are cast down, but
we will be lifted up. Our flesh nature will not always tear at us so.
A day will come when we will be transformed to the likeness of Christ
in every way. As for now—we struggle to be transformed to His likeness
daily. We will sometimes fall, but we must get back up, and find in Christ
the determination to press on.