Through the Holy Spirit, God gives eternal life to those who believe. This salvation sets the individual free from sin and death. So how does a person grow in the faith, or continue to please God? It is NOT through putting oneself under the law (either the Old Testament law or a man-made list of regulations). Instead, it is through walking with or “living by the Spirit.” The same Spirit who joined us to Christ, is able to lead us into to maturity in Christ apart from adherence to laws and rules. The answer for how we can live and please God is: live by the Spirit!