“But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the Law” (Galatians 5:18).
Though liberated by Christ from sin and the law, the struggle is nonetheless real in this present age and the temptations of the flesh. It’s not unlike those of slave status within the pages of history, who, even upon being set free, found themselves psychologically held captive by a spirit of servitude. Paul, however, asserts that because of the indwelling Spirit of Christ we are not hapless and defenseless puppets on a string. Following His lead moves us from victim to victor.