“Wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from this body of death?”
The inner struggle is real. Paul experiences the desire to obey God’s law but fails to do so. As the struggle intensifies, he realizes his depravity. He calls himself “wretched.” He knows that nothing righteous dwells within him. He desperately cries out, “Who will deliver me from this body of death?”
Notice his question involves a person: “Who?” Paul knows it’s only the living, personal presence of Jesus who can give the answer to sin in a person’s life. Only Jesus has the power to crucify the selfish flesh and give his resurrection power that allows a person to desire to delight in and obey God’s law.
Do you know Jesus personally today? If not, I’d guess you’re continually trapped in your desire to sin.
I pray you’ll receive Jesus today and be set free from the power of sin and death.