Old Testament

Galatians 5:16-17
Flesh Opposes Spirit
16What I am saying is this: Walk by the spirit,[] and you will not carry out what the sinful flesh desires. 17For the sinful flesh desires what is contrary to the spirit, and the spirit what is contrary to the sinful flesh. In fact, these two continually oppose one another, so that you do not continue to do these things you want to do.


  • 5:16 In this section, the spirit refers to the new nature in contrast with the sinful flesh.