"O wretched man that I am! Who shall deliver me from the body of this death?"
(Romans 7:24)

    It is said that people can learn to live with pain; and I would believe this would be the case of many that have some kind of sickness or disease, that, in spite of taking 'pain-killers', or whatever else they might have done to alleviate their suffering, still their lives consist of constant pain. Oh, how true this is in the case of the believer's daily 'pain' due to the cancer of sin in his/her life! Yes, we know that the power of sin has been broken so that it should not have domion over us; and we know that we have been forgiven and justified by the Blood and Righteousness of our precious Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ; yet, "the God of all grace" (1 Peter 5:10), in His unsurpassing wisdom, has seen fit to leave "the agony of sin" (though in varying degrees) within us. Am I saying something that is not Scriptural? I think not! For what true believer has not experienced what Paul relates in Romans 7, and has been made to cry out with him, "O wretched man that I am! Who shall deliver me from the body of this death?"

    How many of us would not confess that "the good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do" (v.19); and why? Because now we know that "if I do that I would not, it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me" (v.20); and oh! the agony that the believer sometimes goes through because of this. But you know what? One day it will end! Although we can walk with the suffiency of God's grace every day, so that we can say with Paul, "for when I am weak, than am I strong" (2 Corinthians 12:10), nevertherless, our total victory from 'the agony of sin' will come at the coming of the Lord Jesus, "who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body" (Philippians 3:21). Yes, "Who shall deliver me from the body of this death? I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord" (Romans 7:25). HALLELUJAH!!!