22 November 2018 – Romans 7:14-20 (NIV)

22 November 2018 – Romans 7:14-20 (NIV)


14 We know that the law is spiritual; but I am unspiritual, sold as a slave to sin. 15 I do not understand what I do. 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.


We were created in God’s image; made to know the Father. With that DNA imprint we know in our hearts when we are in alignment with Him and when we are not. It is by this DNA imprint, this image we have been made after, that we can discern good from evil. That’s how we know that sin is an active living thing in a battle with our DNA and it seems to win a lot of the battles. Remember from which you have come from. You are made of good stuff, in the image of God. You have worth and value. At any moment, you can turn back and the Father will come running to you, because He knows your worth. He knows from who you’ve come from; Him (Josh).

Thoughts for the day

  • When last did you allow God to tell you how He sees you, and how valuable you are to Him?
  • What do you feel God is telling you through this passage?
  • How will you apply what God is telling you in your life today?
  • Is there someone you feel you need to tell this message to?


Follow the ACTS acronym in prayer: Adoration, Confession, Thanksgiving, Supplication (Asking).

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Con Loggenberg is a native South African and the Discipleship Director at Shanghai Community Fellowship (SCF). He holds a B.Sc. degree and a B.Sc. (Hons) degree in Quantity Surveying, a B.Th. (Hons) degree in Theology and an M.Th. degree in Theology. He and his Texan wife, twin boys and daughter live in Shanghai, China.