verse 25: Thanks be to God-through Jesus Christ our Lord! So then, I myself in my mind am a slave to God’s law, but in the sinful nature a slave to the law of sin.
Paul describes the human condition of knowing what is right, but making bad decisions anyway. Sometimes for me it is acting impulsively- going with my feelings, saying what I feel like saying, and not taking time to look more closely at my choices. It is kind of ironic that I spend all day listening to others and putting myself in their shoes. I try to really understand their experience in life. There is no place for an emotional reaction on my part. I do control my responses and think before I speak. In my own life, with God, there is a lot of room for improvement. We all can stand to stop and think and ask ourselves if this is really what we want to say or do.
Father God, help me to be aware of your presence, every minute of every day. May my choices be good ones, free from sin, kind and considerate always. Amen
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