Romans 7:25 The Flesh, The Mind, and Jesus Christ

Romans 7:25 (KJV)
I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin.

I see three elements at work in this verse:
God through Jesus Christ
It is He that the Apostle thanks. All benefits in the Christian life rests upon Him. The Apostle is happy to give Him praise and thanksgiving.

The mind
The inner man. Once saved, this inner man, the mind, can be renewed and confirmed through the Word of God to serve the law of God, or His will. 

The flesh
This is the part of us that has not yet been “converted.” This is no excuse to let it have free course. Even the lost world understands that the flesh, the human nature, must be contained through laws and discipline. Those who are saved are more capable of personal discipline than the lost and are therefore more responsible to do it. 

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Marvin McKenzie was born in the Pacific Northwest and became a Christian at the age of eighteen. He has been in the Baptist ministry for thirty years and has planted and pastored churches in Washington and Oregon. Besides his pastoral ministry, Marvin has been actively involved in training men for the Baptist ministry. He has conducted local church Bible Institutes in those churches he has pastored, from which a number of men have entered the ministry. Marvin also served as: Vice President of the Western States Baptist Bible Fellowship, The Board of Directors of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA, Dean of men at Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, Executive Vice President of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA and Executive Vice President of Heartland Baptist Bible College in Oklahoma City, OK. Marvin is married to Anita. They have two sons, Bohannan and Caleb. Both are Baptist pastors in Washington State. Marvin enjoys camping, fishing and horses.

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