Israel’s Happiness

Aug 01, 2016
J.C. Philpot

I have ever found myself to be my greatest enemy. I never had a foe that troubled me so much as my own heart. Nor has any one ever wrought me half the mischief or given me half the plague that I have felt and known within.
And it is a daily sense of this which makes me dread myself more than anybody that walks upon the face of the earth!
Keep a watchful eye upon every inward foe, and if you fight, fight against the enemy that lurks and works in your own breast!
As we read in Romans 7:18-22, “For I know that in me (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. For the good that I would, I do not. But the evil which I would not, that I do. Now if I do that I would not, it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me. I find then a law that, when I would do good, evil is present with me. For I delight in the law of God after the inward man.”

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