Day 4 Read: Romans 7:24-25
Wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from this body of death?25 Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord! So then, I myself serve the law of God with my mind, but with my flesh I serve the law of sin.
Reflect: What was Paul’s frame of mind in verse 24? Have you been there? What was that like? What were the circumstances?
Consider: The exclamation what an unhappy man I am! may be rendered as “I am exceedingly unhappy,” “I am not at all happy,” or “I am indeed miserable.”4
Respond: In the midst of Paul’s frustrating struggle, what was Paul’s hope? How can this hope become more than just words we say?
4 Barclay Moon Newman and Eugene Albert Nida, A Handbook on Paul’s Letter to the Romans, UBS Handbook Series (New York: United Bible Societies, 1973), 142.