Romans 7:16

16 But if I'm doing the thing that I don't want to do, I'm agreeing that the Law is right.

Romans 7:16 Meaning and Commentary

Romans 7:16

If then I do that which I would not
This is a corollary, or an inference from what he had related of his own experience; that since what he did, though it was contrary to the law of God, yet was what he did not will nor allow of, but hated, it must be a clear point, that he

consented to the law, that it was good;
lovely and amiable; that it forbad those things which were hateful, and commanded those things which were desirable to a good man; and so is acknowledged to be a very beautiful rule of obedience, walk, and conversation.

Romans 7:16 In-Context

14 We know that the Law is spiritual, but I'm made of flesh and blood, and I'm sold as a slave to sin.
15 I don't know what I'm doing, because I don't do what I want to do. Instead, I do the thing that I hate.
16 But if I'm doing the thing that I don't want to do, I'm agreeing that the Law is right.
17 But now I'm not the one doing it anymore. Instead, it's sin that lives in me.
18 I know that good doesn't live in meā€”that is, in my body. The desire to do good is inside of me, but I can't do it.