It has been said that the Christian experience is one of paradox. A paradox can be defined as “any person, thing, or situation exhibiting an apparently contradictory nature.” (Online Source)
Corrupt passions and remaining sin are at work in even the most “spiritual” among us.
Can you think of anyone more spiritual than the Apostle Paul? He said, “For I do not do the good I want, but the evil I do not want is what I keep on doing.” (Romans 7:19).
What fallen creatures we are. Do we really need further evidence of our bondage to sin?
But let us give thanks to God – through Jesus Christ our Lord! He has rescued us from this body of death! (Romans 7:24-25).
Oh yes, it is a fact: “For I know that nothing good dwells in me, that is, in my flesh. For I have the desire to do what is right, but not the ability to carry it out.” (Romans 7:18).
But, this is the truth: “God is faithful, by whom you were called into the fellowship of his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.” (1 Corinthians 1:9).
Though I still, as a Christian, do those things that “I do not want to do” the One who calls me is faithful and He will do it! (1 Thessalonians 5:24).
I am a paradox but He never changes.