“So now, no longer am I the one doing it, but sin which dwells in me. For I know that nothing good dwells in me, that is, in my flesh… (Romans 7:17, 18). Did you catch that? Paul said, “nothing good dwells in his “flesh.” He didn’t say his flesh was not good or that his flesh was not evil but there was something “in” his flesh that was not good.
If Paul’s problem wasn’t he, himself, but his problem was sin in him, then his person, his very self, wasn’t his real problem rather it was sin in him. His humanity wasn’t his downfall but sin in his humanity.
If we look in 2 Corinthians 5:21 we see how God remedied this problem by making Jesus, who knew no sin to be made sin. You see God didn’t condemn flesh He condemned “sin” in the flesh! (Romans 8:3).
Now that we’ve been freed from sin and Law, we walk after God’s Spirit. We don’t spend our lives fighting the flesh, we simply walk in His Spirit and we won’t fulfill the desires of the flesh (Galatians 5:16).
In other words, we receive what Christ has done for us and in us and walk in it. The Law of the Spirit of life in Christ has set you free from the law of sin and death” (Romans 8:2).