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For when we were in the flesh, the motions of sins, which were by the law, did work in our members to bring forth fruit unto death.
In the flesh
Those who are in the flesh cannot please God.
What is born of the flesh is flesh, and what is born of the Spirit is spirit.
But I say, live by the Spirit and you will not carry out the desires of the flesh.
among whom all of us also formerly lived out our lives in the cravings of our flesh, indulging the desires of the flesh and the mind, and were by nature children of wrath even as the rest
For we too were once foolish, disobedient, misled, enslaved to various passions and desires, spending our lives in evil and envy, hateful and hating one another.
For no one is declared righteous before him by the works of the law, for through the law comes the knowledge of sin.
For the law brings wrath, because where there is no law there is no transgression either.
Now the law came in so that the transgression may increase, but where sin increased, grace multiplied all the more,
1 Corinthians 15:56
The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law.
2 Corinthians 3:6
who made us adequate to be servants of a new covenant not based on the letter but on the Spirit, for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life.
For all who rely on doing the works of the law are under a curse, because it is written, "Cursed is everyone who does not keep on doing everything written in the book of the law."
But if you show prejudice, you are committing sin and are convicted by the law as violators.
1 John 3:4
Everyone who practices sin also practices lawlessness; indeed, sin is lawlessness.
But sin, seizing the opportunity through the commandment, produced in me all kinds of wrong desires. For apart from the law, sin is dead.
For out of the heart come evil ideas, murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false testimony, slander.
Now the works of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity, depravity,
Then when desire conceives, it gives birth to sin, and when sin is full grown, it gives birth to death.
But I see a different law in my members waging war against the law of my mind and making me captive to the law of sin that is in my members.
and do not present your members to sin as instruments to be used for unrighteousness, but present yourselves to God as those who are alive from the dead and your members to God as instruments to be used for righteousness.
So put to death whatever in your nature belongs to the earth: sexual immorality, impurity, shameful passion, evil desire, and greed which is idolatry.
Where do the conflicts and where do the quarrels among you come from? Is it not from this, from your passions that battle inside you?
So what benefit did you then reap from those things that you are now ashamed of? For the end of those things is death.
You also lived your lives in this way at one time, when you used to live among them.