Romans 7:15 states, " For what I am doing, I do not understand; for what I will to do, that I do not practice; but what I hate, that I do." From this we could translate "What I carry out I do not recognize in its true nature, as a slave who ignorantly performs his master's bidding without knowing its tendency or result." There is this dual life pictured in this verse which resonates in all of us. Those of us who have lived a life outside the Christian life we now lead may struggle more than those 'born under the altar'. There is a power in the habits and memory and the mind whose thoughts have been filled with sins indulged, conscience seared by passion and impure thoughts, prejudices, and pride. "The very passage of an impure thought through the mind leaves pollution behind it."
Song of Solomon 2:15 says, " Catch us the foxes, the little foxes that spoil the vines,..."