Scripture Reading: Romans 8:1-4
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Scripture Quote: "Blessed are those whose transgressions are forgiven, whose sins are covered. Blessed is the one whose sin the Lord will never count against them." (Romans 4:7-8)
Believers can sometimes forget the blessing that they have received from Christ. Life happens, our sinful actions drag us down, with Satan having a field day bashing our sense of worth. We begin to believe the lie that we are not any good at all and we have disappointed God. We think that God will not want us to come again asking forgiveness and mercy. This is the same God, however, that sent His Son to be a sin offering for us - He did that because He dearly loves us. He gave us His Holy Spirit to live within us, who always leads us back to our Father, no matter what our transgressions.
There is no condemnation for those who believe in Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. There may be natural consequences of our sin, but we are never abandoned and we cannot lose our Father's love. That's because God sees Christ's purity within us - He sees the Holy Spirit who preserves us from all the remains of indwelling corruption. The blessedness of freedom from the condemning power of sin is our prize now and hereafter. There is no power on earth that can prevent a child of God from going home to his Father's house – We are saved!
Today’s meditation: Guilt is for the condemned, not for Believers.
Memory Verse: For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. (John 3:16)