God's Holy Spirit and man's sin cannot live together
peacefully. They may both be in the same heart, but they
cannot both reign there, nor can they both be quiet there; for
"the sinful nature desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the
Spirit what is contrary to the sinful nature;" they cannot rest,
instead there will be a perpetual warring in the soul, so that the
Christian will have to cry, "What a wretched man I am! Who
will rescue me from this body of death?" But in due time: the
Spirit will drive out all sin, and will present us blameless before
the throne of his Majesty with exceeding great joy.