JEREMIAH 25:5 (CEV)
Change your ways! If you stop doing evil, I will let you stay forever in this land that I gave your ancestors.
ROMANS 7:22-23 (MSG)
The moment I decide to do good, sin is there to trip me up. I truly delight in God’s commands, but it’s pretty obvious that not all of me joins in that delight.
Following God's directions, regardless of good intentions, is always a struggle.
Gracious God, thank you for stepping in to save us because we can't save ourselves. I know that it will always be a struggle to completely follow you. Forgive me for accepting the reality of sin in my life too easily. Help me to continue the struggle so that in the end Christ will be honored as the victor over my life. Amen.