Daily Devotion: No Longer Condemned

Romans 8:1, There is, therefore, now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.

To be in Christ is to have redemption and salvation—condemnation reversed. The Devil indefatigably taunts the Christian conscience of past sins, even current sins. The Devil may taunt, but he cannot condemn. There was a time when the Devil convinced me I was going to Hell because he deceived me into relying on my good works, and I quickly realised how weak and fickle my good works are, no matter how many I did.

In breaking me down, the Devil unwittingly prepared me to hear the Gospel and be revived by its comforting grace. I felt condemned, but the Gospel made me realise: I am not condemned, for I am under God’s grace, redeemed by Jesus’ blood.

We are not exempt from repentance, for we are still sinners, but sin no longer condemns us, for it no longer has dominion over us since we are no longer under the Law but under grace (Romans 6:14). God’s grace is to receive His favour—that He no longer considers us guilty and now pardons our crimes against Him because of what Jesus did.

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