Those who live according to the sinful nature have their minds set on what that nature desires;1 but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires.26
The mind of sinful mana is death,3 but the mind controlled by the Spirit is life4 and peace;
the sinful mindb is hostile to God.5 It does not submit to God's law, nor can it do so.
Those controlled by the sinful nature6 cannot please God.
You, however, are controlled not by the sinful nature7 but by the Spirit, if the Spirit of God lives in you.8 And if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ,9 he does not belong to Christ.
But if Christ is in you,10 your body is dead because of sin, yet your spirit is alive because of righteousness.
And if the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead11 is living in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies12 through his Spirit, who lives in you.
Therefore, brothers, we have an obligation--but it is not to the sinful nature, to live according to it.1313
For if you live according to the sinful nature, you will die;14 but if by the Spirit you put to death the misdeeds of the body,15 you will live,1614
because those who are led by the Spirit of God17 are sons of God.1815
For you did not receive a spirit19 that makes you a slave again to fear,20 but you received the Spirit of sonship.c And by him we cry, ""Abba,"d Father."2116
The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit22 that we are God's children.23