8th March, 2018
Condemnation is like running around in circles
Romans 8:1 – There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit.
Sometimes we look at ourselves in a mirror and go “damn it, I’m the worst person in the world. God hates me so much and will burn me in hell”. We feel like the sins we’ve committed are too grave to be forgiven. This drowns us at times and gets some folks into depression. We condemn ourselves easily, forgetting that over 2000 years ago, Jesus died on the cross for us.
The Grace of God is a proof of God’s sovereignty over sin. If there was any sin too big for God to forgive, then Jesus wasted His time on the cross. Stop condemning yourself. The Bible tells us that in the world, we will have trials and temptations. It also tells us that we should be happy when we are surrounded by these temptations (James 1:2). These temptations are not there to destroy us but rather to make us stronger. If you overcome a temptation, you feel on top of the world like you’ve just beaten The Undertaker because what you could not overcome before, you’ve overcome it now, through Gods strength.
Jesus is not condemning you, do not condemn yourself. He even assured us of this truth in His word (Romans 8:1). All you have to do to escape condemnation is to come into Him. Wow! the devil tries to make us feel low at times. No, we are sited in heavenly places far above the devil’s condemnation.
Always remember, Christ died for us and gave us victory. All we need do is enjoy the victory. God has given us the grace to live over sin as a result of Jesus death. If you make a mistake, you have an advocate in heaven who is Jesus Christ the righteous; why not talk to Him rather than condemn yourself. God loves you so much and will never ever condemn you.
#PRAY Dear Lord, thank you for not condemning me. Your grace abounds to me. I know you love me and will live in the consciousness of your love. Amen.
Author – Andy