I would like to share some thoughts on Romans 7. It possibly could be one of the most misunderstood chapters in all of the Bible. Some thoughts to be considered for the ongoing believer and maturing Saint. Prerequisites to the Romans epistle: First let me say that from the onset God intended to have a nature to nature, face to face, one to one, birthed relationship with His own offspring. This means there was to be a birthing relationship because nature comes only through a birthing. Confirmation of this is "I will be to him a Father, and he shall be to me a Son" the last line of Hebrews 1:5 declares and describes a nature to nature relationship. "That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is "born" of the Spirit is spirit", John 3:6. Key word is "born" which means that spirit is not created but comes through a birthing. When the eternal plan of God is finished and all is said and done the end result will be "I will be to him a Father, and he shall be to me a Son" which Is a nature to nature relationship that God intended to have from the onset and will have in the final end. This also means that God intended that the soul/mind be totally compatible with the inborn nature. It is very important that the believer keep the nature to nature relationship in mind when reading in studying the Roman epistles. Now I'm going to lay a little groundwork to hopefully get you to see a few these things and it can revolutionize your understanding of this epistle. Nature Not Changeable: Romans 7:14–23 Describes an the individual with a mind that wants to obey the law of God but has a sin nature that cannot be changed to accommodate this kind of living. What is described there is a desire to serve the law of God but the sin nature struggles to prevent it from happening. In essence this means the mind cannot get the sin nature to comply or cooperate with the law of God. The mind that "retains God in their knowledge",Romans 1:28, And the sin nature are totally irreconcilable and have been since Adam eight of the forbidden fruit in Eden. Romans 7:14–23 describes incompatibility in the worst case scenario. This is an attempt by the mind to subject the sin nature to the law of God and it generates the scenario as described. The facts stated in these verses show that the mind can be subjected to the law of God but the sin nature totally rebels against the mind during the process of attempting to put the sin nature under the law. Since nature cannot be changed the only way rest or peace can be obtained between these two is for the mind to change or to get a new nature with which the mind that "retains God in its knowledge" can find compatibility.