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Billy Graham was away preaching a revival.
Ruth, his wife, was at the church in a meeting.
A baby sitter was keeping the children.

One of the children "sassed" the sitter.
When, Ruth came home for lunch, the sitter
told her.
Ruth had a talk with her child, then went back
to the meeting at the church.

When she came home later, she found that it
had happened again.
Off came her shoe, and she started up the stairs.
Her child cried, "But Mom! The devil made me do it!"

Ruth said, "And, I'm going to beat that devil right
out of you!"

Rom 7:21
21 I find then a law, that, when I would do good,
evil is present with me.

LIGHT from the WORD.

Yes, Christians STRUGGLE with sin!
We have been saved, washed, and cleansed.
But God has not yet eradicated our sin nature.

One day, one blessed day, He WILL!!

Until then, we must struggle and be combative in
the war against sin!

Paul says in the next verses:
22 For I delight in the law of God after the inward man:
23 But I see another law in my members, warring against
the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the
law of sin which is in my members.
24 O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from
the body of this death?
25 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.

The "members", or flesh of man wars against
the "delight in the law of God after the inward man."

Christians find then, we are sinners all the time, and
constantly going to God in prayer for forgiveness!

Yet there is a tremendous consolation from the war!
We can "thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord"
because HE will "deliver me from the body of this death!"

One day! One blessed day, Jesus will come and put a
CEASE fire on the war in our souls!!
He will deliver us from the body of death and give us a
new body of LIFE ETERNAL, and WITHOUT sin!!

The question is not "are you sinful?"
Because you ARE!
The question is are you striving in Christ to meet
HIS goal for your life?

If you are "in Christ," live in the spirit of the law -------
STRIVE to STAND to a higher standard!

Love ya!
Bro. Bruce