Saturday, February 25, 2017

A dead man walks with me

The Body of this Death
“O wretched man that I am! Who shall deliver me from the body of this death?
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.”
(Romans 7:24-25)
A dead man walks with me;
He makes my footsteps slow;
He looks with lust upon the world,
And shames me as I go!
He’s shackled to my cross.
My very life ensnares;
For what I would, he will not do,
And what I won’t, he dares.
A dead man walks with me;
His presence, though I try,
I cannot hide; his carnal form
It’s plain to every eye.
He is a sinful man,
And thus he will remain;
And, till the grave shall be his bed,
He even shares my name.
A dead man walks with me.
He does not know the way
To heaven’s bliss, where someday I
Must go, and he must stay!
For soon my Lord will come
To break the ties that bind.
And when the sting of death is gone,
The dead I’ll leave behind.
Thank God, we are no longer under the law of Moses, but the law of grace in Christ Jesus. And though the flesh now serves the law of sin and death, some day it will forever be conquered in death, and we will forever be free with Christ!
author unknown...posted courtesy of Northside Bible Chruch in the Village, Oklahoma Right Division