Not reading these verses in context you would think Paul was an average woman in America. He is here talking about spiritual and/or internal struggles, but I will admit that as soon as I read “rescue me from this body,” I immediately made my list. I think many woman have lists of things they don’t like. Parts of their body that they want to be rescued from. There was an amazing video a few years ago from Dove. Many woman described themselves to a sketch artist and then the other women described them. Overwhelmingly, the self described image was one of needing to be rescued from this body, where as the sketches from the perspective of the stranger was far more beautiful. Here’s the link: Dove Real Beauty Sketch Video
How do we help the next sentence after rescue me from this body be, “Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord!”? How do we help each other?
People of faith, you are beautiful!