- Romans 7:14-25
The Romans practiced a punishment for murderers. The punishment was to fasten the body of the murdered person to the murderer. The rotting corpse plagued the guilty wherever he went. The murderer rose in the morning, went about his day, and lay down at night with the dead body. The stench of his crime filled his nostrils and corrupted his daily existence both day and night (Hawker, 1805).
The Christian also carries a body of death. The body of death that the believer carries is the sin nature. The sin nature is what remains of the Christian’s old identity before he or she was saved. As long as the sin nature remains, the Christian experiences a disconnect between his position and his practice.
- Pastor Randy