In the entire chapter of Romans 7, the Apostle Paul goes through all the things that he had struggled with. Galatians 5:19-21 talks about these things: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like.
He had to deal with all of those things ... "Oh, wretched man that I am ...." Some people think that just a day later he went to the Romans. No, this is what he had learned over time ... probably on the backside of the desert. God brought him through all these things to where he could function in the spirit and flow ... walk in the spirit.
He said that he was cheif of sinners, but he wasn't a tripped-up druggie, high-riding Hell's Angels guy. he was sitting under the best teacher of his day and was next in line to take over for him when he quit.
He said, "Oh, wretched man that I am", but then he made the bold statement of ... "I'm not guilty of any of this." He had been made free ... he had had an encounter with Jesus, andall of that stuff fell off.
Reverend Robert W. & Mary C. Butler