It is God who works in you.
Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think of anything as being from ourselves, but our sufficiency is from God. § A man can receive nothing unless it has been given to him from heaven. § No one can come to Me unless the Father who sent Me draws him; and I will raise him up at the last day. § I will give them one heart and one way, that they may fear Me forever.
Do not be deceived, my beloved brethren. Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning. Of His own will He brought us forth by the word of truth, that we might be a kind of firstfruits of His creatures.
For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.
Lord, You will establish peace for us, for You have also done all our works in us.
Phil. 2:13; 2 Cor. 3:5; John 3:27; 6:44; Jer. 32:39;
James 1:16–18; Eph. 2:10; Isa. 26:12
The spirit indeed is willing,
but the flesh is weak.
In the way of Your judgments, O Lord, we have waited for You; the desire of our soul is for Your name and for the remembrance of You. With my soul I have desired You in the night, yes, by my spirit within me I will seek You early.
I know that in me (that is, in my flesh) nothing good dwells; for to will is present with me, but how to perform what is good I do not find … For I delight in the law of God according to the inward man. But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members. § The flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; and these are contrary to one another, so that you do not do the things that you wish.
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. § Our sufficiency is from God. § My grace is sufficient for you.
Matt. 26:41; Isa. 26:8–9; Rom. 7:18,
22–23; Gal. 5:17; Phil. 4:13; 2 Cor. 3:5; 12:9