Here’s a blog post from our friend Brian Coatney. I simply couldn’t resist sharing it here. I hope you enjoy!
Deliverance is the answer for chronic, unconquered sin. This is the sin that whips a person until the cry comes forth, “Who will deliver me?” gets uttered with such force and certainty that the answer carries equal force and certainty. One sin becomes the sum of all sins. For Paul, it was covetousness. He doesn’t say what he coveted, and that is wise because coveting is the point, plus no one can say, “Paul was beset with such and such, but I’m not tempted in that direction.”
Something a man wants but can’t have bores the deepest, persistent hole in him, and he knows that he cannot have it, yet he lusts for it and cannot stop, making him a slave still of that forbidden thing. His craving drives him crazy, and he tries every way to withstand temptation but fails every time, leading him to say, “Wretched man that…
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