I FIND THEN A LAW
Would you pray, would you hear, would you give alms, would you meditate, would you be in any duty acting faith on God and love towards Him, would you work righteousness, would you resist temptationsÂ—this troublesome perplexing indweller will be present with you; so that you cannot perfectly and completely accomplish the thing that is good.
Many there are in this world who find not his law in themÂ— who, whatever they have been taught in the world, have not a spiritual sense and experience of the power of indwelling sin; and that because they are wholly under the dominion of it. They find not that there is darkness and folly in their minds, because they are darkness itself, and darkness will discover nothing. They find not deadness and an indisposition in their heart and wills to God;
because they are dead wholly in trespasses and sins. They are at peace with their lusts by being in bondage unto them and this is the state of most men in the world!