18 And I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my sinful nature.
I want to do what is right,
but I can't.
19 I want to do what is good,
but I don't.
I don't want to do what is wrong,
but I do it anyway.
20 But if I do what I don't want to do, I am not really the one doing wrong;
it is sin living in me that does it.
21 I have discovered this principle of life...
when I want to do what is right,
I inevitably do what is wrong.
22 I love God's law with all my heart.
there is another power within me that is at war with my mind.
power makes me a slave to the sin that is still within me.
24 Oh, what a miserable person I am!
Who will free me from this life that is dominated by sin and death?
God! The answer is in Jesus Christ our Lord.
So you see how it is:
my mind I really want to obey God's law,
but because of my sinful nature
I am a slave to sin.
Who feels like this describes them,beside me?