“Though your sins are like scarlet, They shall be as white as snow Isaiah 1:18
This week in our study of Renee Swope’s, A Confident Heart, we were encouraged to try verse chaining. Here is what I discovered from Romans 8:31
“There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are inChrist Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit.” – Romans 8:1 (New King James Version – emphasis mine)
John 3:19 And this is the condemnation, that the light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.
John 5:29 and come forth—those who have done good, to the resurrection of life, and those who have done evil, to the resurrection of condemnation.
Romans 5:16 And the gift is not like that which came through the one who sinned. For the judgment which came from one offense resulted in condemnation, but the free gift which came from many offenses resulted in justification.
Dictionary.com says to condemn is “to pronounce to be guilty; sentence to punishment: to condemn a murderer to life imprisonment.”
John 20:31 but these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing you may have life in His name.
2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore, if anyone isin Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.
Romans 8:4 that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us who do not walk according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.
Galatians 5:16 [ Walking in the Spirit ] I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh.
As a believer in Jesus Christ, I am no longer judged or declared guilty. The blood of Jesus Christ cleanses me from all sin. When God looks at me, he doesn’t see me as the dirty, guilty, condemned sinner I used to be, but he sees me as pure, clean, righteous, and free from sin. Jesus paid the price and has redeemed me from slavery to sin. I am free from the power of sin and can choose to walk in the Spirit. I have new desires (as a new creation) and can look to the Holy Spirit for guidance and strength as I walk with God each day. In the future, I will not face condemnation either. Instead I will celebrate with Jesus Christ as an adopted child of God the Father, enjoying His presence in Heaven. Wow! I have a lot to celebrate 🙂
What have you been learning in your walk with God? I’d love to hear about it!
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