Observation: When Paul describes being dead to sin and tells us to not let sin reign in our mortal bodies, it is clear he is saying we do not have to sin. Sometimes it feels like temptation is overwhelming, but the Spirit inside us is sufficient in all temptation.
Question: Is Paul a wretched sinner? The latter part of Romans 7 has resulted in lots of debate throughout the years. Is Paul talking about his life before Christ or his life as a Christian (there is another option or two as well)? I think he is describing the struggle as a Chrsitian as we walk with Christ and thus we should be encouraged as we battle sin. Especially when we see his conclusion in chapter 7 and the start of chapter 8.
Application: I need to daily pray and offer myself to God to serve Him in righteousness instead of choosing sin.
Prayer: Father, I praise You that nothing can separate me from Your love.