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The Quote That Takes The Cake




At times, my 9 year old son struggles with making right choices. This week he is having to live with the consequences of a making another wrong choice.

So, this morning he came to me and said,…

“Mom, in my head I want to be foolish, but in my heart I want to be wise.”

I’ve got to say, that takes the cake for reducing a huge theological idea to one easy sentence….

 

I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do. And if I do what I do not want to do, I agree that the law is good. As it is, it is no longer I myself who do it, but it is sin living in me. I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my sinful nature. For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out. For what I do is not the good I want to do; no, the evil I do not want to do--this I keep on doing. Now if I do what I do not want to do, it is no longer I who do it, but it is sin living in me that does it. So I find this law at work: When I want to do good, evil is right there with me. For in my inner being I delight in God's law; but I see another law at work in the members of my body, waging war against the law of my mind and making me a prisoner of the law of sin at work within my members. Romans 7:15-23


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advoir
Jul. 12th, 2010 03:39 pm (UTC)
Well put.
1carolinabrown
Jul. 13th, 2010 12:47 am (UTC)
Nice Bible Nerd pic!
advoir
Jul. 13th, 2010 04:05 pm (UTC)
:D
torbenite
Jul. 12th, 2010 08:04 pm (UTC)
Wow, your son is very spiritually developed mature! :)

Edited at 2010-07-12 08:07 pm (UTC)
1carolinabrown
Jul. 12th, 2010 09:54 pm (UTC)
I get the feeling that flesh and blood did not reveal that to him... (Matt 16:17)
jamjar_girl
Jul. 13th, 2010 12:15 am (UTC)
Brilliant! He gets it and he's only 9 years old :)
1carolinabrown
Jul. 13th, 2010 12:46 am (UTC)
The things he comes up with sometimes just boggles my mind. Your kids are probably the same way. The Spirit of God is deep at work in the lives of their generation for great purposes!!
rhkpennsylvania
Jul. 13th, 2010 03:40 pm (UTC)
That's so sweet!
cajunncary
Jul. 16th, 2010 01:17 am (UTC)
I love his heart and his head for that matter... this young man has an ability to cut straight to the TRUTH... The Way and the Life, God has revealed many things to this young man, i can't wait to see it develop.
1carolinabrown
Jul. 16th, 2010 12:14 pm (UTC)
I can't wait to see it develop, either!
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