The Enemy Of Me Is Me
You will never be free until you recognize the enemy inside.
- What Is The Expectation?
8 He has shown you, O mortal, what is good.
And what does the LORD require of you?
To act justly and to love mercy
and to walk humbly with your God.
32 “If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? Even sinners love those who love them. 33 And if you do good to those who are good to you, what credit is that to you? Even sinners do that.
35 But love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them without expecting to get anything back. Then your reward will be great, and you will be children of the Most High, because he is kind to the ungrateful and wicked. 36 Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.
- It’s Me Against Mercy
- What Prevents Us Of Prevailing Over Ourselves?
What causes quarrels and what causes fights among you? Is it not this, that your passions are at war within you?
- The Enemy Of Me Is Me
14 For we know that the law is spiritual, but I am of the flesh, sold under sin. 15 For I do not understand my own actions. For I do not do what I want, but I do the very thing I hate.
- It’s Me Against Myself
- I Do Not Understand My Own Actions
- I Do Not Do What I Want (to do)
- But I Do The Very Thing I Hate
21 So I find it to be a law that when I want to do right, evil lies close at hand. 22 For I delight in the law of God, in my inner being, 23 but I see in my members another law waging war against the law of my mind and making me captive to the law of sin that dwells in my members.
- It’s Me Against My Mind
- Why Is The Right Thing So Difficult And Wrong Thing So Easy?
- It’s Me Against What’s Best For Me
1 Samuel 26:22-25
22 David answered, “Here is the king’s spear; have one of the young men come over and get it. 23 May the LORD repay every man for his righteousness and his loyalty. I wasn’t willing to lift my hand against the LORD’s anointed, even though the LORD handed you over to me today. 24 Just as I considered your life valuable today, so may the LORD consider my life valuable and rescue me from all trouble.”
25 Saul said to him, “You are blessed, my son David. You will certainly do great things and will also prevail.” Then David went on his way, and Saul returned home.
- Who Is More Free?
- What They Deserve Has Nothing To Do With It
- Who Is More Free?
Wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from this body of death? 25a Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord!
So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed
For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery