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. Now brothers, God wants us to be in union with him, carrying out his will, and giving him the glory in everything. If you do not know the true character of self and think that the self is good and capable naturally, you will not be able to depend on God or give him the glory. Naturally you will be self-confident and self-glorying. Even until today, you still do not know how weak the self is that is why God allows you to fall again and again. Every failure is his indication that you are weak. But you would not believe it. You are not disappointed of your self but are still full of expectation, You think that the last failure was because you exerted too little effort and that if you exerted more energy next time, you would succeed. But you have failed so much already! There have been so many ups and downs with you! But you still do not know how weak you are. You still cannot receive the lesson God wants to teach. Rather, you are still planning yo make a final endeavor to gain a final victory. After experiencing so many failures, you still do not know how to be completely and helplessly disappointed. You still do not know how to forsake your self efforts and cast yourself completely into God’s hand. You still may not know how to trust in him to stopping your own scheming and managing while, at the same time, not having any knowledge of what to do. Since you have not learned your lesson, greater and more numerous failures must come upon you before you will know the self. Brothers, until you own working, you should not expect God to deliver you.
For I know that in mw (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me, but how to perform that which is good I find not.
CB Helping Hands Ministries
To God Be The Glory
Minister David A. Benjamin