Paul wrote,in Romans most of what I write today. I wonder about his state of mind when writing Romans 5-8. What was it about sin He knew that we are missing. Those long days and night praying to withstand the circumstance of prison life was hard. What did he see in himself about sin that we arenít capable of seeing or confront? He knew of the rotten mind, the thoughts of his sinful nature and self will to stop sinning. Rom 7:18 ďNo matter which way I turn, I canít make myself do right. When I want to do well, I donít and when I try not to do wrong I do it anyway. It seems to be a fact of life that when I want to do what is right, I inevitably do what is wrong.Ē
His conclusions, that Jesus Christ died to free us from our sinful nature. We are perishable container housing a precious content of an eternal spiritual light, given to us by God Almighty. We really want to obey Godís Law, but because of our sinful nature, we are a slave to sin. You only need to look at Somalia famine, or the gridlock of the U.S congress and riots in England to understand how we treat each other. Why must human nature continue to abuse each other?
Yes, our bodies are perishable container, socially corrupt in ways of deceitful wickedness. Itís our spirit, the precious content we should be concern with. The changing ways of life influences the perishable container, driving the type of fruit produced. What you sow is what you harvest. If you sow peace, youíll harvest peace but if you sow war your harvest is not peace. This type of life is what the Kingdom of God expects.