The Value of Gift: December 18, 2011

Dec 30, 2011   •  
Scripture – Romans 7:15-25 (NIV)

15 I do not understand what I do herunterladen. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do. 16 And if I do what I do not want to do, I agree that the law is good. 17 As it is, it is no longer I myself who do it, but it is sin living in me. 18 For I know that good itself does not dwell in me, that is, in my sinful nature. For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out. 19 For I do not do the good I want to do, but the evil I do not want to do—this I keep on doing. 20 Now if I do what I do not want to do, it is no longer I who do it, but it is sin living in me that does it. 21 So I find this law at work: Although I want to do good, evil is right there with me. 22 For in my inner being I delight in God’s law; 23 but I see another law at work in me, waging war against the law of my mind and making me a prisoner of the law of sin at work within me. 24 What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body that is subject to death? 25 Thanks be to God, who delivers me through Jesus Christ our Lord! So then, I myself in my mind am a slave to God’s law, but in my sinful nature a slave to the law of sin.


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For reflection: Love Came Down at Christmas by Christina Georgina Rossetti

Love came down at Christmas, Love all lovely, love divine;
Love was born at Christmas, Star and angels gave the sign.

Worship we the Godhead, Love incarnate, love divine;
Worship we our Jesus: But wherewith for sacred sign?

Love shall be our token, Love shall be yours and love be mine,
Love to God and to all men, Love for plea and gift and sign.

2 Corinthians
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