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What A Delight

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Romans 7:22 says, “For I endorse and delight in the Law of God in my inmost self [with my new nature].” (AMPC)

The word delight (sunedomai) is in the present tense in the Greek. Paul is saying that in his new nature, he is joyfully in full agreement with the Law and how sweet it is when in full agreement with His Word! His innermost being continually takes great pleasure, leaving him fully satisfied with the Law of God and the biblical principles that it holds.

Also in this verse, the inward man speaks of the heart, mind, and soul. His entire inner being as a new creation fully agrees with God and His Word, and his entire inner being LOVES IT

Paul does not deny but acknowledges that he still has a battle warring in his mind. But the Spirit of God quickens his inward man not to lose heart! For due to his love for God’s Law and its eternal truths, his new man is being renewed day by day in 2 Corinthians 4:16.

Although the Mosaic Law was in view in the context, the word nomos can also speak of the spiritual, biblical principles set forth in the Law. When we try to win the battle warring in our minds on our own, we are being set up for frustration and defeat with each failed attempt. However, Romans 7:24-25 reveals that it is through Jesus Christ our Lord that we become delivered from this body of death and the strongholds of the flesh, setting us free to serve the Law of God with a renewed mind that comes from a Spirit-quickened delight and love for the words of our Savior, words that become our meditation all day and all night.

Scripture studies: Psalm 1:2, 19:7-11, 119:97.

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