17For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; and these are contrary to one another, wso that you do not do the things that you wish. 18But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law.
As humans we tend to live by sin, by and of the secular world, of the world instead of in Christ,by Christ or In Christ. We tend to follow even sometimes as followers and believers in Christ the way of the world. Otherwise known as in the flesh. We are told to live in Christ by the Holy Spirit and yet we sometimes follow in temptations and flesh and ignore the Holy Spirit and God’s teachings. Yet he always stays remaining by our side not leaving us. To truly live by Christ’s living one must rely and live by the spirit and not live always in satins temptation and way of the flesh and the world’s law. You must live in one or the other my hope would be the way of the spirit in Christ. The two cannot be lived together as they contradict each other as they conflict with one’s beliefs. God calls us to live in the spirit not of the flesh. If you live by the spirit you are not under authority of the worldly law. By living with the Holy Spirit you cannot live by flesh and do whatever you want you must live in law of God’s commandments yet as humans that is hard to do and yet God knew that we as humans no matter how we lived would still sin which is why he sent Jesus to die on the cross to put in full our debt in sin or living in the flesh. You cannot live together in both you must choose one or the other preferably living in Christ.