Things Not For Sale
"I am sold into slavery, with sin as my master. I really want to do what is right, but I don't do it. Instead, I do the very thing I hate. But I can't help myself ... It seems to be a fact of life that when I want to do what is right, I inevitably do what is wrong. I love God's law with all my heart. But there is another law at work within me that is at war with my mind. This law wins the fight and makes me a slave..." (Rom. 7:14-23 selected).

"You will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be My witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and even to the remotest part of the earth" (Acts 1:8).

  1. Your WILL is not for sale.
    "For I have come down from heaven, not to do My own will, but the will of Him who sent Me" (John 6:38).

    "I can do nothing on My own initiative. As I hear, I judge; and My judgment is just, because I do not seek My own will, but the will of Him who sent Me" (John 5:30).

    "For whoever does the will of My Father who is in heaven, he is My brother and sister and mother." (Matt. 12:50)

  2. Strengthen your WILL to override the FLESH, not the LORD.
    "An inheritance gained hurriedly at the beginning will not be blessed in the end" (Prov. 20:21).

    "Listen to counsel and accept discipline, that you may be wise the rest of your days" (Prov. 19:20).