Living Without Condemnation!
“There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.” Romans 8:1.
Life can be difficult. We face challenges and obstacles daily. Some of these challenges could be a way to overcome the temptations of the flesh. Sometimes we feel like we can’t make it through. But what if living without condemnation was possible? What if we could let go of our worries and fears and live in the present moment? Romans 8:1-4 teaches us how to do just that. In these verses, Paul talks about how we should live our lives, saying we should live without condemnation because that leads to peace.
Of course, most condemnation comes from sinful nature, fear of past failure, or what people said about us. However, if we can be reminded that God is on our side and that the role of the Holy Spirit is to convict us of our sin and help guide us to repentance, then we can live more confidently in His love and forgiveness. In as much we continue to allow the Holy Spirit to operate in our life, He will continue to convict and reprove the world of sin, correct us in our rebellion attitude against God, in our corrupt nature, and our weak position, so that we can be encouraged to do the right thing to pleases God.
Psalm 34:22 says, “The Lord redeems the life of his servants; none of those who take refuge in him will be condemned.”
Brethren, no matter what we have done, Christ is ready to justify us and give us a helping hand in as much we walk after the spirit and not after the flesh. He will take away our condemnation and replace it with His love and mercy. First, however, we must come to Him with confidence, knowing that we are forgiven and accepted. Also, be reminded that you are not condemned either by your past sins committed before you accepted Christ or your present sins. Nevertheless, you need to check at all times to know if you are still in right standing with God.
It is essential for you to live after the spirit and not after the flesh by taking away the desires of the flesh (Romans 8:13). It is necessary so that you won’t mix up the conviction of the Holy Spirit with the condemnation of the spirit of evil. Know that they both operate from the inner man, but you can discern from your heart which is from God. Romans 6:16 says, “Do you not know that to whom you present yourselves, slaves, to obey, you are that one’s slaves whom you obey, whether of sin leading to death or obedience leading to righteousness?”
As from today, I yield myself to the word of God. Therefore, I receive the spirit of humility to come boldly to the throne of grace in Jesus’ name.