Although fancier, this resembles very closely the revolving door at my French grocery store. There seems to be plenty of room to maneuver, that is until a couple of carts and people are added! Rather than roll into someone or bang the sides, I have on occasion taken one turn too many! The “revolving door” is used in idiomatic expressions to mean that one can end up inadvertently where one started.
Today’s verse reassures the believer that through His Spirit, God has set us free from the law of sin and death. Sin no longer has power and authority over the believer. Where once we were in bondage to repeat over and over the same sin, through Him we can break that cycle. Of course, temptation is still a struggle. But the believer has His promise that the temptation will never be more than we can bear and He will provide a way out of it without sinning (I Cor. 10:13). There is choice and there is power available to do the right thing.
It does seem that I am sometimes covering the same ground over and over. When my patience is again being tested, I am glad when there is no one near to hear my knee-jerk reaction! In my own power I am destined to a life of repeating the same mistakes. But when I stop and look to Him and His power, there is a different outcome. I can respond to testings and trials in a way that pleases Him. When through dependance on Him I do it right, I absolutely feel free and I feel His pleasure!
Thank you Lord, for Your life-changing Spirit!