“For to set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace” (v6). Paul said that there is no condemnation for those who are “in Christ Jesus” (v1); we’ve been set free from guilt (v2). We don’t have to fear God’s punishment, and, even more, we have the Spirit’s power to live a new life. We no longer are controlled by our sinful natures; instead, we can cooperate with God’s own Spirit living in us, bringing us victory (v7-9).
“But if Christ is in you …” (v8). Every moment, Jesus is with us by His Spirit. We can ask Him for wisdom, strength against temptation, and courage to live righteously.