This is the only thing I want to find out from you: did you receive the Spirit by the works of the Law, or by hearing with faith? Are you so foolish? Having begun by the Spirit, are you now being perfected by the flesh?
knowing this, that our old self was crucified with Him, in order that our body of sin might be done away with, so that we would no longer be slaves to sin;
For I know that nothing good dwells in me, that is, in my flesh; for the willing is present in me, but the doing of the good is not.
For this purpose also I labor, striving according to His power, which mightily works within me.
Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.
Remember Lot’s wife. Whoever seeks to keep his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life will preserve it.