36Some say that Gal 5:15-26 teaches that you “may not do the things that you please.” In other words, we cannot live lives characterized by obedience. We are just saved sinners. This is the same argument that many make with Romans 7. This passage, however, teaches the opposite, for if we walk by the Spirit we will not carry out the desires of the flesh. In fact, we have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. This is a description of victory over sin – a life characterized by obedience. The statement that “you may not do the things that you please” is for those walking in the flesh.