A powerful term of conclusion.
The next verse begins with it.
We are learning about how to control the flesh by the Spirit.
So then, brethren, we are under obligation, not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh— for if you are living according to the flesh, you must die; but if by the Spirit you are putting to death the deeds of the body, you will live.
We are not under obligation to the flesh.
We have power over the flesh.
No longer will “the flesh made me do it” suffice as an excuse.
We who are Believers live by the Spirit.
We are putting to death the deeds of the body.
Those who are of the flesh are living according to the flesh...and must die.
Today, choose to live in the Spirit, putting to death the flesh.