There are a couple things to note in this passage of Scripture. The first thing is that Paul makes it very clear whose responsibility it is to keep one's body under, or buffet one's body like a boxer.
It is your responsibility and not God's.
The word "buffet" in Webster's 1828 edition Dictionary means to strike, to box, and to beat. You have to speak to your flesh, even if it means becoming violent with it. You have to command it to line up with God's Word.
Like Paul said in Galatians 5:24, And they that are Christ's have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts. The word, "crucified," in this Scripture in the Greek means, to extinguish or subdue passion or selfishness. The flesh is selfish. The flesh wants what it wants now, no matter the consequences, no matter who it hurts – the flesh gotta have it.
However, the Spirit man, or the "real you" wants to please God.
If you ask me, it's not worth it!!!!
Another way one can resist temptation is to guard the gates. No, not the pearly gates, but the gates which I refer to as passageways to the soul (which is the mind, will and emotions). Some of these "gates" include the eye gates and the ear gates. Be careful of what you allow your eyes to see.
Guard your eyes, protect and keep them from evil. For some of you, if you could be honest with yourself, it means not being able to frequent MySpace as much. Don't let ungodly vixens and sexy men trap you into spending hours and hours on MySpace, feeding your flesh, and spending less and less time in God's Word.
It starts with a thought, then a phone call, then an invitation to come over, then the mood is set with the music and a romantic atmosphere, then you look deep into each other's eyes, then you think about how you really like this person, then ya'll have dinner, sit down in front of the T.V., then you're on the couch kissing each another, and now he's leading you to the bedroom, then off come your panties and you have pre-marital and "un" sanctioned by God sex. At any given moment there was an opportunity to say no and stop what was about to go down. What could prevent it from going down in the first place is to not set up an atmosphere for failure...i.e. late night calls over for dinner when you know you think this man is FINE!
Meditating on the Word every day, reading Romans 6 and Romans 7 in the midst of flesh battles, praying and running to God when you get the urge instead of running to the telephone, keeps the believer from falling into sexual sin.
. . . but there is a place where you can trust God that He can keep you from falling if you acknowledge Him in all your ways, keep your mind stayed on Him, and keep your Spirit man strong by doing those things I previously mentioned, and by crucifiying your flesh – daily.