Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh.
We owe nothing to the flesh, to live according to its dictates. The old, evil, corrupt nature has been nothing but a drag. It has never done us a bit of good. If Christ had not saved us, the flesh would have dragged us down to the deepest, darkest, hottest place in hell, because of that, we do not owe it anything.