So I find it to be a law that when I want to do right, evil lies close at hand.
For d I delight in the law of God, e in my inner being,
but I see in my members f another law waging war against the law of my mind and making me captive to the law of sin that dwells in my members.
Wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from g this body of death?
English Standard Version (ESV) The Holy Bible, English Standard Version Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers.
But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night.
Praise the Lord! Blessed is the man who fears the Lord, who greatly delights in his commandments!
Lead me in the path of your commandments, for I delight in it.
2 Corinthians 4:16
So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day.
That according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being.
1 Peter 3:4
But let your adorning be the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in God's sight is very precious.
For the desires of the flesh are against the Spirit, and the desires of the Spirit are against the flesh, for these are opposed to each other, to keep you from doing the things you want to do.
What causes quarrels and what causes fights among you? Is it not this, that your passions are at war within you?
We know that our old self was crucified with him in order that the body of sin might be brought to nothing, so that we would no longer be enslaved to sin.
And not only the creation, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies.