Why does Paul call himself "Wretched " ? Romans 7:24 24 ....What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body of death? I was just pondering on this verse and wondered what you all think. My thoughts are although Paul was chosen by God to spread the gospel through the Roman Empire and he wrote most of the New Testament , He still struggled with his own issues just like you and I do. He wants to do good but practices evil but does not wish to do evil. He was struggling with the law of good and evil. Don't you think he recounts these experiences to us to tell us of his humanism and that , these are the things we struggle with in our lives today. ?