Scripture: Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit of life set me free from the law of sin and death. – Romans 8:1-2
Observation: Jesus, as He lived the perfect life, has set us free from sin and from death. The book of the law was powerless to do so, but the Son of God came to Earth and was the spotless sacrifice.
Application: I love, love, love the phrase, “There is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.” Everybody, together: Sigh blissfully. Isn’t it wonderful to know that we are not condemned, that we have a Savior who loves us soooo much that He would do anything – even die on a cross – for us?
I think of all the times I’ve failed Christ in either my actions or inactions and how He continually accepts me, faults and all. And, after forgiveness, those sins are wiped away. W.O.W.
These are just encouraging verses for me, and I wanted to share them with you. We are FREE from sin and death! We are FREE!!! The burden has been lifted off, and Jesus loves us all, you and me! It makes me want to sing! =D
2008 is gone, and welcome, 2009! Remember that God loves YOU and has a plan for YOU this year. Whether last year was good or bad or memorable or forgetful, today is a new day, you have a chance to be a mirror of God, and we are GOD’S CHILDREN. How much better can it get?
Prayer: Lord Jesus, please help us remember our place in this world and that we are co-heirs with You and should live as such. Help us to be encouraged this year, to cheer on our fellow brothers and sisters who are discouraged and help them remember how blessed we truly are to be loved by You.