Lent Day 31: Wednesday after the Fifth Sunday in Lent

7 What shall we say then? Is the Law sin? May it never be! On the contrary, I would not have come to know sin except through the Law; for I would not have known about coveting if the Law had not said, “You shall not covet.” 8 But sin, taking opportunity through the commandment, produced in me coveting of every kind; for apart from the Law sin is dead. 9 I was once alive apart from the Law; but when the commandment came, sin became alive and I died; 10 and this commandment, which was to result in life, proved to result in death for me; 11 for sin, taking an opportunity through the commandment, deceived me and through it killed me. 12 So then, the Law is holy, and the commandment is holy and righteous and good. 13 Therefore did that which is good become a cause of death for me? May it never be! Rather it was sin, in order that it might be shown to be sin by effecting my death through that which is good, so that through the commandment sin would become utterly sinful. 14 For we know that the Law is spiritual, but I am of flesh, sold into bondage to sin. ~ Romans 7:7-14 (NASB)

Holy God, Your law is holy, right, and good, but because of my fallen and sinful nature, I cannot obey Your law. I sin and do not follow Your commandment, and that sin leads to death. But in Your mercy and grace, You give me eternal life. You cleanse me with the Blood of Jesus and wash away my sins as if they never happened. Such great love is difficult for me to understand. I don’t know if my sinful body could give up my own life for the salvation of others. Help me to live my life to Your glory and to share Your Gospel with everyone I can. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

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