Romans 7:24-25 "O wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from this body of death? I thank God - through Jesus Christ our Lord! So then, with the mind I myself serve the law of God, but with the flesh the law of sin."
This naked portrait of our human frailty is so revealing. It literally denudes the struggle that we all have and all work hard to look like we don't. The great Apostle Paul openly admits his weakness in the face of temptation. Paul would be extremely displeased with us if we stopped reading at the end of chapter seven. Chapter seven sets us up for chapter eight by leaving us with the deeply haunting question, "who will deliver me from this body death?" Read on! You will discover that a deep well of spiritual strength exists for the purpose of helping believers overcome their hangups and fleshly temptations.