Number 5: I want to, I can’t

I want to!
I want to!
Live up to it all
But I can’t.

My body, so wounded and diseased
oozing with lies and deceit
I want to! I can’t! I want to! I can’t!
In unending despair with each day seeking perfection and ending in defeat

I hate Him
I hate you
It’s truly all I am able to do

I want to!
I want to!
Live up to it all
But I can’t.


 

Inspired by the Heidelberg Catechism Lord’s Day 2 Question and Answer 5

Q & A 5

Q. Can you live up to all this perfectly?

A. No.
I have a natural tendency
to hate God and my neighbor.

1Rom. 3:9-20, 23; 1 John 1:8, 10
2Gen. 6:5; Jer. 17:9; Rom. 7:23-24; 8:7; Eph. 2:1-3; Titus 3:3

Heidelberg Series: Number 1, Number 2, Number 3, Number 4

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