“O wretched man that I am! Who shall deliver me from the body of this death?” (Romans 7:24) How many times have you heard this scripture in sermons that justify the sinful nature of a person? Typically it goes like this: “Well even Paul called himself a wretched man, that he’s a sinner. And if Paul was like this, then what can we say about ourselves?” But what is Paul really writing about here? Is this the condition (the condition of a wretched man) of a person who is born again, born from above? Paul is writing about the condition of war, a condition where you are in constant battle between the law (which is good) and sin (which is bad). This is the condition of a person who is under the law. Christ came to free us from the law and from the wretched state, from sin!
I found a well of Living water, it’s pure and clear, it cleans the soul.
With happiness my heart will quiver, to spread the word, to tell the world!
I’ll praise you on and on, I’ll never let go!
I am no longer attached to this world.
No matter what occurs, I know,
It’s a blessing from You, my Lord!
And You’re the only One I want to live in me,
‘Cause you’re the only Love!