“and those who are in the flesh cannot please God” (Romans 8:8).

Two significant inferences emerge from verse 7 and 8. The first is that the mind set on the Spirit, in contrast to the mind set on the flesh, brings about a corresponding emphasis on how life is to be lived. And now, the inference being that those who are in the Spirit can please God. It’s a look back to verse 4 and how the Spirit of God empowers us to fulfill the Law in a way that the Law, itself, could not. The distinctions are clear between what is pleasing to God and what is not.

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