“Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh. Galatians 5:16
There are two ways to live; the first is in the lusts of the flesh and by natural power or ability deny the power of God, the second is to be led and empowered by the Holy Spirit of God.
We are told by Paul that the Galatian believers began well; they received the Apostle as an angel of God, (4:13-15) but when false brethren entered in they did not resist but listened to them.
There is a way, we are told in Proverbs, that seems right to a man but in the end it leads to death. It seems right to live by rules and regulations, and they may not be wrong in themselves, but ultimately we must live by the law of love.
Love for God and His sacrifice for sin sets men free but loyalty to the law out of a sense of self-righteousness enslave men!