"Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh to live after the
flesh. For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die; but if ye through the
Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live."
AFTER showing how great the reward of a spiritual life is, and that it
maketh Christ to dwell in us, and that it quickeneth our mortal
bodies, and wingeth them to heaven, and rendereth the way of virtue
easier, he next fitly introduces an exhortation to this purpose.
"Therefore" we ought "not to live after the flesh."