5 For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit.
6 To set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace.
7 For the mind that is set on the flesh is hostile to God; it does not submit to God's law, nor can it do so;
8 and those who are in the flesh cannot please God.
But you are not in the flesh, you are in the Spirit, if in fact the Spirit of God dwells in you. And if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ he does not belong to him.
For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption; but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life.
Now I tell you this, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable.
1 There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.
2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set me free from the law of sin and death.
3 For what the law could not do, in that it was weakened through the flesh, God did by sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin: he condemned sin in the flesh,
4 in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us, who do not walk according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.
So I find it to be a law that when I want to do good, evil is present with me.
For I delight in the law of God, in my inner being,
but I see in my members another law, at war against the law of my mind and making me captive to the law of sin which dwells in my members.
Watch and pray, so that you will not enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.«
But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh.
For if you live according to the flesh you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live.
For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God.
While we were living in the flesh, our sinful passions, aroused by the law, were at work in our members to bear fruit for death.
Now the deeds of the flesh are obvious: immorality, impurity, lewdness,
idolatry, sorcery, hatred, strife, jealousy, outbursts of anger, disputes, dissensions, factions,
envy, drunkenness, carousing, and the like. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.
For you were called to freedom, brethren; only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.
For all that is in the worldthe lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of lifeis not of the Father but is of the world.
Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.
In him you were also circumcised with a circumcision made without hands, by putting off the body of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ;
It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing. The words that I have spoken to you are spirit, and they are life.
That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.