I Wish I Hadn’t

Why do we do the things we wish we hadn’t done? I am guilty. At the end of the day, I look back on some of my actions and thoughts and wish I hadn’t! Perhaps like me, you find yourself wanting.

Paul Found himself in the same mess!

So, I find this law at work: Although I want to do good, evil is right there with me. For in my inner being, I delight in God’s law; but I see another law at work in me, waging war against the law of my mind and making me a prisoner of the law of sin at work within me. What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body that is subject to death?  Thanks be to God, who delivers me through Jesus Christ our Lord! (Romans 7:21-25)

He offers this advice.

Do nothing from factional motives through contentiousness, strife, selfishness, or for unworthy ends or prompted by conceit and empty arrogance.

 Instead, in the true spirit of humility or lowliness of mind, let each regard the others as better than and superior to himself 

Think more highly of one another than you do of yourselves. 

Let each of you esteem and look upon and be concerned for not merely his own interests, but also for the interests of others. (Philippians 2:3-4)

That’s a tall order. We can fill it, but only with the help of the Holy Spirit.

Be First to Comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *