Upside Down World



January 5
Cousin camp afforded the opportunity to talk about sin as the instigator of our unpleasant behaviors.
It really is helpful to stop and reflect on why we do some of things we do.  Paul describes this in Romans chapter 7:14-20.

"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 what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate to do.  And if I do what I do not want to do, I agree that the law is good.  As it is, it is no longer I myself who do it, but it is sin living in me.  For I know that good itself does not dwell in me, that is, in my single nature.  For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out.  For I do not do the good I want to do, but the evil I do not want to do-this I keep on doing.  Now if I do what I do not want to do, it is no longer I who do it, but it is sin living in me that does it."