16 So I advise you to live according to your new life in the Holy Spirit. Then you wonít be
doing what your sinful nature craves.
17 The old sinful nature loves to do evil, which is just opposite from what the Holy Spirit
wants. And the Spirit gives us desires that are opposite from what the sinful nature desires.
These two forces are constantly fighting each other, and your choices are never free from
18 But when you are directed by the Holy Spirit, you are no longer subject to the law.
19 When you follow the desires of your sinful nature, your lives will produce these evil
results: sexual immorality, impure thoughts, eagerness for lustful pleasure,
20 idolatry, participation in demonic activities, hostility, quarreling, jealousy, outbursts of
anger, selfish ambition, divisions, the feeling that everyone is wrong except those in your
own little group,
21 envy, drunkenness, wild parties, and other kinds of sin. Let me tell you again, as I have
before, that anyone living that sort of life will not inherit the Kingdom of God.
22 But when the Holy Spirit controls our lives, he will produce this kind of fruit in us: love,
joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,
23 gentleness, and self-control. Here there is no conflict with the law.
24 Those who belong to Christ Jesus have nailed the passions and desires of their sinful
nature to his cross and crucified them there.
25 If we are living now by the Holy Spirit, let us follow the Holy Spiritís leading in every part of our lives.
26 Let us not become conceited, or irritate one another, or be jealous of one another.