In Christ, we are not condemned, but convicted with love

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

The meaning of condemnation according to the dictionary is the expression of very strong disapproval. When God created the world and everything that’s in it, He spoke a Word. That Word coupled with the power of the Holy Spirit did wonders and it still does. The Word is the sword of the spirit and mightier than any two edged sword. God’s Word is the truth given to us by God Himself for us to come out of darkness and into His light.

Our Saviour Jesus Christ was conceived through a spoken Word. Virgin Mary might have felt ashamed and guilt-stricken when she carried a baby, “out of wedlock”. She was still engaged to Joseph. Anyway, story for another day, but this Son came so that we may be saved from our sins, and be convicted by the Holy Spirit to let go of our hardened hearts. Hardened by sin. Hardened by impurity. To be pure, like David says, wash me with hyssop and I will be whiter than snow (Psalm 51).

When we are fully humanistic, dependent on our own thoughts, we fail to understand God’s Word. It seems foolish to us. Consider a spouse that abuses the other, through extramarital affairs and not fulfilling their role within the marriage when told that what they are doing is wrong, they blatantly ignore or accuse you of being judgemental. Complete darkness. However, when the power of the Holy Spirit is upon you (Acts 1:8), it convicts you and keeps you walking in righteousness (Ephesians 6:14).

Once one is a new creation, striving to be like Christ, a Saint, then they are no longer condemned. However, there will be moments of being condemned by those they living with, or even the devil whispering negative things that could ruin one’s life. Know that you are in Christ, you have a rich heritage. You are new. You are no longer condemned. Allow Christ to work on your character and the new creation that you are.

In Christ you have a rich heritage. Live a life worthy of the calling you have received, because you are no longer condemned.

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