So now there is no condemnation for those who belong to Christ Jesus. And because you belong to him, the power of the life-giving Spirit has freed you from the power of sin that leads to death.

Romans 8:1-2 (New Living Translation)

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Thought to Ponder

Have you ever blown it over and over again?  Well, I have. It’s not a good feeling and it breaks fellowship with God and with those around us that are watching.  I’m so glad that we serve a God that allows us the privilege of being spiritually cleansed daily (1 John 1:9). His death on the cross assures us that we are no longer condemned, yet we often condemn ourselves and others.  Let us put an end to it! If Christ says that as His children, we are not condemned, let us walk in this powerful truth! The sanctification process is just that...a process. Our goal as Christians and through the power of the Holy Spirit is to “blow it” less and less as we mature in Christ.  But, however often or little we fall short of His glory, let us remember that WE ARE NOT CONDEMNED!

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Today’s Challenge

When we are tempted to condemn ourselves or others, will we remember that condemnation was nailed to the cross with Jesus, in addition to all of our sins.