7:5 For when we were in the flesh, the motions of sins, which were by the law, did work in our members to bring forth fruit unto death.
7:6 But now we are delivered from the law, that being dead wherein we were held; that we should serve in newness of spirit, and not in the oldness of the letter.
7:7 What shall we say then? Is the law sin? God forbid. Nay, I had not known sin, but by the law: for I had not known lust, except the law had said, Thou shalt not covet.
7:25 I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin.
After Paul had enlightened in depth from verse 1-24 of Romans 7, he concluded like this “…..So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God (in newness of spirit); but with the flesh the law of sin (in the oldness of letter)”.
Paul, in verse 25 of Romans 7, explains how he (knowing all what he does) still adds work to his Faith; obeying the commandments (law of sin)~ in order to subject his flesh and put it under control] even while still having the fore knowledge (via his mind) that the law of sin doesn’t have a hold on him anymore through Christ’s death
“You use Law to lead sinners to Grace not assure Sinners that they are already in Grace“
~ Ahkidime Ehigbai
It’s just like it was when Christ was here on earth… How He still went through the rudiments of man (obeying till death ~ Phillipians 2:8) even while knowing fully well that He is God.
Same way, we have to read the scriptures (both Old (flesh) and New Testaments (Spirit)) and ensure to OBEY (in like manner as our Lord and Master, Jesus Christ). This will surely help in tampering down our flesh which always wants to rule us.
We exhibit true humility when we ensure to obey to the last, not excusing our excesses or sin in anyway, and definitely not using “grace” as a cover-up.
Let’s endeavor to read the scriptures with the aid of the Holy Spirit and learn.
So likewise ye, when ye shall have done all those things which are commanded you, say, We are unprofitable servants: we have done that which was our duty to do.