ROMANS 7:21-23 The Message Bible... This happens so regularly that it's predictable. The moment I decide to do good, the sin nature is there to trip me up. I truly delight in God's commands, but it's pretty obvious that not all of me joins in that delight. Parts of me covertly rebel, and when I least expect it, they take charge.
Paul's flesh still wants to live under the old sin nature, the old law.
ROMANS 7:24,25 THE MESSAGE BIBLE...I've tried everything and nothing helps. I am at the end of my rope. Is there no one who can do anything for me? Isn't that the real question? The answer, thank God, is that Jesus Christ is and does. He acted to set things right in this life of contradictions where I want to serve God with all my heart and mind, but am pulled by the influence of sin to do something totally different.
In this passage of Scripture, Paul is telling us the difference between his soulish man and his flesh man.
Reverend Robert W. & Mary C. Butler