New American Standard Bible
So then, brethren, we are under obligation, not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh--
King James Bible
Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh.
Darby Bible Translation
So then, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live according to flesh;
World English Bible
So then, brothers, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh.
Young's Literal Translation
So, then, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh;
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
We are debtors - We owe it as a matter of solemn obligation. This obligation arises,
(1) From the fact that the Spirit dwells in us;
(2) Because the design of his indwelling is to purify us;
(3) Because we are thus recovered from the death of sin to the life of religion; and he who has imparted life, has a right to require that it be spent in his service.
To the flesh - To the corrupt propensities and passions. We are not bound to indulge them because the end of such indulgence is death and ruin; Romans 7:21-22. But we are bound to live to God, and to follow the leadings of his Spirit, for the end is life and peace; Romans 7:22-23. The reason for this is stated in the following verse.
LibraryAugust 6. "As Many as are Led by the Spirit of God they are the Sons of God" (Rom. viii. 14).
"As many as are led by the Spirit of God they are the sons of God" (Rom. viii. 14). The blessed Holy Spirit is our Guide, our Leader, and our Resting-place. There are times when He presses us forward into prayer, into service, into suffering, into new experiences, new duties, new claims of faith, and hope, and love, but there are times when He arrests us in our activity, and rests us under His overshadowing wing, and quiets us in the secret place of the Most High, teaching us some new lessons, breathing …
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth
September 27. "The Glorious Liberty of the Children of God" (Rom. viii. 21).
The Intercession of Christ
'And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.
For sin shall not be master over you, for you are not under law but under grace.
But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you.
for if you are living according to the flesh, you must die; but if by the Spirit you are putting to death the deeds of the body, you will live.
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