“Do we know what it is to abhor ourselves? Do we know what it is to repent in dust and ashes? The popular doctrine of our times does not seem to like that, because it teaches that we have passed out of Romans 7.
“We must not talk about sorrow for sin because that would mean that we are still in the very early stages of the Christian life. So we pass over Romans 7 and turn to Romans 8.
“But have we ever been in Romans 7? Have we really ever said from the heart, ‘O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death?’ Have we ever really abhorred ourselves and repented in dust and ashes? This is a very vital part of the discipline of the Christian life.”
Faith Tried and Triumphant