Devotion for Wednesday after Lent 5

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.” But sin, taking opportunity through the commandment, produced in me coveting of every kind; for apart from the Law sin is dead. I was once alive apart from the Law; but when the commandment came, sin became alive and I died; and this commandment, which was to result in life, proved to result in death for me; for sin, taking an opportunity through the commandment, deceived me and through it killed me. So then, the Law is holy, and the commandment is holy and righteous and good. 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. For we know that the Law is spiritual, but I am of flesh, sold into bondage to sin.
~ Romans 7:7-14

The Law is spiritual, but in our flesh we can’t follow the Law. Sin comes in and corrupts the spiritual, and we are slaves to sin. Our sin nature is more powerful than the Law. Thanks be to God that His grace is more powerful than our sin nature.

Heavenly Father, I know Your commandments are holy, righteous, and good. I want to follow Your Law, but I fail—I sin. Thank You that the Blood of Jesus covers my sin and gives me Your righteousness. In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.

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