July 26, 2020 – “Reflections of the Enemy”
Psalm 19:7-14 HCSB
7) The instruction of the Lord is perfect, renewing one’s life; the testimony of the Lord is trustworthy, making the inexperienced wise.
8) The precepts of the Lord are right, making the heart glad; the command of the Lord is radiant, making the eyes light up.
9) The fear of the Lord is pure, enduring forever; the ordinances of the Lord are reliable and altogether righteous.
10) They are more desirable than gold — than an abundance of pure gold; and sweeter than honey, which comes from the honeycomb.
11) In addition, Your servant is warned by them; there is great reward in keeping them.
12) Who perceives his unintentional sins? Cleanse me from my hidden faults.
13) Moreover, keep Your servant from willful sins; do not let them rule over me. Then I will be innocent and cleansed from blatant rebellion.
14) May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable to You, Lord, my rock and my Redeemer.
Romans 7:14-20 GNB
“We know that the Law is spiritual; but I am unspiritual, sold as a slave to sin. I do not understand what I do; for I don’t do what I would like to do, but instead I do what I hate. Since what I do is what I don’t want to do, this shows that I agree that the Law is right. So I am not really the one who does this thing; rather it is the sin that lives in me. I know that good does not live in me — that is, in my human nature. For even though the desire to do good is in me, I am not able to do it. I don’t do the good I want to do; instead, I do the evil that I do not want to do. If I do what I don’t want to do, this means that I am no longer the one who does it; instead, it is the sin that lives in me.”