5 But if our unrighteousness demonstrates the righteousness of God, what shall we say? The God who inflicts wrath is not unrighteous, is He? (I am speaking in human terms.)
Romans 6:19 (NASB95)
19 I am speaking in human terms because of the weakness of your flesh. For just as you presented your members as slaves to impurity and to lawlessness, resulting in further lawlessness, so now present your members as slaves to righteousness, resulting in sanctification.
I have struggled all of my life with a disease. This disease is not physical; it is mental. I struggle with being a know-it-all. By God’s grace, He has taught me how to place these desires under His control, but I still have flare-ups at times. I have been thinking more about it lately because I am afraid that I might have passed this disease onto another: my son. He finds himself struggling with these same tendencies. He sees it and has begun to recognize how ugly this pattern is, so it has become an ongoing conversation between him and me. It especially comes up when he knows something that his sister does not. For instance, he has a natural talent for math, where my daughter struggles. That tone comes out in his voice that says, “How could you possibly not know that! That is so easy.” (Oh, how I hate to hear that tone in my own voice.) Yet, what he doesn’t realize is how little he knows about math compared to the knowledge of almost any high school student, let alone someone with a PhD in it.