“There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus” (Romans 8:1).
It’s hard for us to believe God loves us.
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Especially when we take a good look in the mirror.
It’s easy to feel condemned when we think of our failures, our mistakes, our foolish comments, our stubborn pride, and the grudges we hold. Most of us have moments when we look at ourselves and say, “There is plenty of condemnation for you, buster!”
But that is not what God says.
God says, “No condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.” Are we willing to believe what God has said? We sometimes sing a beloved invitation hymn that goes like this:
Do we believe what we sing?
Do we believe Jesus paid it all?
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If so, there can be no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.
Charles Spurgeon says it quite simply:
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“If our debt was paid, it was paid, and there is an end of it; a second payment cannot be demanded.”
Is Jesus enough for you? I don’t know of any truth more important, more satisfying, or more liberating than the great truth that for those who know Jesus Christ, there is no condemnation.
Why? Because Jesus paid it all.
Why? Because your sins...
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