“For the mind that is set on the flesh is hostile to God, for it does not submit to God’s law; indeed, it cannot.”
Those who have their minds set on the flesh, set on the things of their fallen sinful nature, are enemies to God. They are hostile to him and his will. They don’t keep his laws. They can’t! It’s impossible to obey God’s law while a mind is set on the things that are contrary to him. People who do so are slaves to sin.
The one who obeys God’s law is the one whose mind is set on him. His mind desires above all else to do and obey the will of God. That’s the natural result of someone whose heart has been dramatically changed by Jesus.
Do you know this heart change today?