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Caught Between Two Laws

So then, on the one hand I myself with my mind am serving the law of God, but on the other, with my flesh the law of sin. (Romans 7:25)

I have wrestled with this verse for many years, and in the past few days I have found myself face to face with it again, still seeking to make better sense out of it. This is not just an intellectual sparring exercise to see how smart I can get, but rather a desperate attempt to make more sense out of my own relationship or lack thereof with God. For it seems that the more my mind is learning the real truth about what God is like, the more ugly my own condition and situation appears.

Now, I am fully aware of the quotations and verses that are supposed to explain this condition to reassure me that indeed this is naturally the case for anyone coming close to God. I am not trying to discount that truth, yet on the other hand my own life seems to not be tracking in line with other verses and quotations that strongly indicate that a life seriously being …