Why does all this talk of death and resurrection matter? Where do we learn how to die to our sin and live lives of holiness? When do we get the pep talk on mortifying our flesh and fighting our sin?
I do not talk about that here because this is not where Paul talks about it. It is crucial we understand the flow of Paul’s thought. He does not spend five chapters teaching us about the glories of the free gift of grace apart from any works on our part, only to double-back with, “But it’s still important to keep the commandments.