For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death. (Romans 8:2)
It is the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus which makes us free from the law of sin and death (Rom 8.2). The indwelling of the Holy Spirit is only possible because of the Lord Jesus. We are in Christ and the Spirit is in us and we are in the Spirit. Here is our freedom to walk and obey day by day. It is not passive or mechanical obedience; we are making choices. Thus we are responsible but He is able. I can’t explain all that, and both ends of theological spectrum are dissatisfying. But I know that I have a life to live and as we teach our children in chapel: Just two choices on the shelf – pleasing God or pleasing self.