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
There is not a promise in God’s Word that encourages my heart more than this one. There is no longer any condemnation! Forgiveness of sins and the ability to finally let go of shame and regret means one thing – I am free!!!
But why is this verse here? It begins with the word therefore, so we need to back up and see what this verse is there for… let’s look at the last part of Romans 7.
So I find this law at work: when I want to do good, evil is right there with me. For in my inner being I delight in God’s law; but I see another law at work in the members of my body, waging war against the law of my mind and making me a prisoner of the law of sin at work within my members. What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body of death? Thanks be to God – through Jesus Christ our Lord! So then, I myself in my mind am a slave to God’s law, but in the sinful nature a slave to the law of sin. – Romans 7:21-25
If we’re honest, we admit facing the same struggle – some days more than others. Remember the cartoons with the angel on one shoulder and the devil on the other?
Here’s the deal… if you continue living in sin, you are a slave to it. No matter what type of sin it is – you’re bound to it. The only real freedom you will ever experience in your life is through Jesus Christ. He loves you and wants to set you free from the chains of sin.
Sin demands so much of you – it is not possible to get straightened out on your own. It takes supernatural help. I pray that you will find a quiet place and bow your head to talk with God, in Jesus’ name. Let Him have everything that binds you today. He can give you a whole new attitude and outlook about your life from this moment forward.
He worked a miracle in me – and I know He can work one in you too. 🙂