There Is No Condemnation In Christ Jesus

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Romans 8:1-2 (New International Version)

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Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and death.

For in Christ Jesus the is no fault and punishment for in him we live by his law even in youth for we live by Godly lives humbly in Christ Jesus in the spirit who has claimed all sins and set us free from sin and death

What is Romans 8 telling us?

The promise of Romans 8:28 that God works for our good “in all things” is reassuring. It means that no matter the circumstance, there are only two qualifiers for God to be working all things together for our good.

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What is the message of Romans 1 8?

The gospel reveals the righteousness of God, and it reveals that his righteousness means more than strict justice — the gospel says that mercy is more important than justice. As Paul will explain, justice generally says that sin must be punished, but the gospel reveals that true righteousness involves mercy and grace.

What does conformed to the image of His Son mean?

Jesus is our identity, and He lives His life through us, so our chief purpose in this life is to be like Him. In our daily walk with Jesus we learn from Him and His spirit is helping us do His will over our own will. Thus we are becoming more like Jesus. This is what it means to be conformed to His image.

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What does conformed mean in the Bible?

to be or become similar in form, nature, or character. to be in harmony or accord. to comply with the usages of an established church, especially the Church of England.

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What does it mean to be conformed to Jesus death?

To be conformed to His death is to live the way our Lord died. Despised, persecuted and crucified in the flesh. Nothing in life can ever cause us to choose comfort over service to the Lord when we seek to know Him in such an intimate way.

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• DECEMBER 17, 2020 John Longmire Daily Devotions

There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death. (Romans 8:1-2)

Reflection:

When we are abiding in Christ, we are delivered from the fear of condemnation.  We fear condemnation when we are trusting in our own righteousness. But this verse clarifies that we are justified not because of our good behavior but because of our unity with Jesus Christ. He is our righteousness. Therefore, so long as we are abiding in him, we have nothing to fear. 

Prayer:

Lord Jesus Christ, thank you for the mercy and grace you freely offer to all those who turn to you. Help me to know that you will never condemn anyone who belongs to you.

Life Application:

Do you have the assurance of your salvation? Assurance is a gift that God wants to give to all of his children. Our loving God does not want his children to doubt his love or live in anxiety. But we will never receive God’s gift of assurance so long as we are trusting in our own righteousness; it will only come through our unity with Jesus Christ. To receive this gift, you will first need to acknowledge that nothing good comes from you. This is easy to do, because we are all sinners and fall short of the glory of God. Secondly, you will have to trust in the promises of Christ, which is also an easy thing to do, because Jesus never lies. So take all of that fear and anxiety and redirect the energy toward living in unity with Christ. He will set your heart at ease.

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No Condemnation in Christ Jesus, Part 2

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• Scripture: Romans 8:1–4    Topic: Justification

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Therefore there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. 2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and of death. 3 For what the Law could not do, weak as it was through the flesh, God did: sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and as an offering for sin, He condemned sin in the flesh, 4 so that the requirement of the Law might be fulfilled in us, who do not walk according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.

The more I thought about the magnitude of the meaning of Romans 8:1, the more I was persuaded I had to linger here another Sunday before going on to verse 2. Romans 8:1 is the great conclusion drawn from the previous 7 chapters: “Therefore there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.”

In the first message on this verse three weeks ago I stressed the meaning of the word “now.” “There is therefore NOW no condemnation.” I said that there are two meanings implicit in this word “now”: “finally now” and “already now.”

The “finally now” is seen in verse 3: “What the Law could not do, weak as it was through the flesh, God did: sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and as an offering for sin, He condemned [!] sin in the flesh.” In other words, century after century the law promised life but had become death to us all because we could never keep it (Romans 7:10). But finally now, as Galatians 3:13 says, “Christ redeemed us from the curse of the Law, having become a curse for us.” In other words, finally, a Mediator, a Lamb of God, a Substitute, a Redeemer, the Son of God came into the world to bear our sin and become our condemnation – something the law and all its provisions of sheep and goats and bulls and washings could never do. So “finally now” there is no condemnation for those who are in this great Redeemer and condemnation-bearer, Jesus Christ.

The “already now” we saw in verses 33-34: “Who will bring a charge against God’s elect? God is the one who justifies; 34 who is the one who condemns? Christ Jesus is He who died.” Here we have a picture of the coming final judgment in the courtroom of God Almighty. And the point is: No one can make a condemning charge stick against God’s elect: “Who will bring any charge against God’s elect? . . . Who is the one who condemns?” No prosecuting attorney in heaven or in hell will have a case against us. Why? Because Christ has died in our place and God has justified us on that basis. Justified means, “declared us to be just.” So “already now” we who are in Christ have the verdict of the last judgment: Not condemned, but justified -declared righteous before God. The verdict of the last judgment was rendered in AD 33. “Already now” there is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.

But we did not linger long over the glorious truth of what “no condemnation” means for us now in this fallen and suffering age. That is what I want to do for a while today. What then is Paul saying in Romans 8:1, “Therefore there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus”?

Condemning Wrath and Omnipotent Opposition ” Almighty Mercy and Omnipotent Assistance

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What Paul is saying is that all of God’s condemning wrath and all of his omnipotent opposition to us in our sin has been replaced by almighty mercy and omnipotent assistance. In other words, if you are in Christ Jesus all of God’s action toward you is almighty mercy and omnipotent assistance. It is not mixed. It is not as though some days he is against you with wrath – and those days are bad days – while other days he is for you with love – and those days are good days. That is emphatically not the case and not the way to think about it. It may seem that way. But that is precisely why we need the truth of God’s revelation in his word. Most of the time in this world of pleasure and pain things are not what they seem. To understand what things are really like and what is really happening we need to put on the lens of God’s word.

So I say it again: what God wants us to understand from Romans 8:1 when he says through the apostle Paul, “There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus,” is that all of God’s condemning wrath and all of his omnipotent opposition against us in our sin has been entirely replaced by almighty mercy and omnipotent assistance. In Christ Jesus God is always for you. Always! This is where Paul is going in Romans 8. He gets there in verse 31 and says, “What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who is against us!” His point is that in Christ Jesus “no condemnation” means that God is always omnipotently for us and not against us. Always!

Now this is breathtaking. If we could believe it, practically, morning till night deep in our souls – if this truth that God is only for us and not against us, and that he is for us with almighty mercy and omnipotent assistance all day and all night, waking and sleeping, Oh how differently we would live and sleep! What freedom! What a joy! What a peace! What a risk-taking boldness! What a fearlessness! What a sacrificial life-style of love and service and mercy! What a patience! What a serenity . . . we would have.

Two Obstacles and Solutions for Believing God Is Always For Us

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But it just seems too good to be true. It doesn’t seem to fit this fallen world of sin and sickness. So let me try to help you believe it by dealing with two obstacles. I’ll try to show how each one is dealt with in God’s word. The first obstacle is remaining sin and the feelings of guilt that follow. And the second obstacle is remaining experiences of sickness and the feelings of doubt or fear that follow. Sin and guilt on the one hand, and sickness and fear on the other hand. If there is no condemnation, if God is not against me, but he is only for me with almighty mercy and omnipotent assistance at the time, what do I make of my sin and my sickness?

1. Sin and Guilt: Fight with Gutsy Guilt

First, let me point you to a text that helps us with sin and feelings of guilt. Turn with me to Micah 7:5-10. While you are turning there I will relate this text to the situation in North Korea.

I was in Jackson, Mississippi, this week and spoke with a Korean man whose burden is reaching North Korea. True Christianity is an illicit faith in North Korea. I asked him what the real state of things was. He said that there is a thin veneer of public Christianity in a few officially endorsed churches. But in fact there are probably as many as 80,000 Christians in the underground church. He said that recently the communist government made it known that this was illegal and urged people to report their own family members. He said that even some children and young people were turning in their parents – betraying them to death.

You remember that Jesus said that would happen, “Brother will betray brother to death, and a father his child; and children will rise up against parents and have them put to death” (Mark 13:12). Those words come from a prophecy in Micah 7:6, and that leads into some of the most astonishing words on grace and “no condemnation” in the Old Testament. Here is Micah 7:5-9:

Do not trust in a neighbor; Do not have confidence in a friend. From her who lies in your bosom Guard your lips. 6 For son treats father contemptuously, Daughter rises up against her mother, Daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law; A man’s enemies are the men of his own household. 7 But as for me, I will watch expectantly for the Lord; I will wait for the God of my salvation. My God will hear me. 8 Do not rejoice over me, O my enemy. Though I fall I will rise; Though I dwell in darkness, the Lord is a light for me. 9 I will bear the indignation of the Lord Because I have sinned against Him, Until He pleads my case and executes justice for me. He will bring me out to the light, And I will see His righteousness.

I preached a sermon on this text in July of 1988 and called it “When I Fall I Will Rise.” And in it I called the people to “gutsy guilt.” And that is what I want to hold up again today. Notice the jarring words in verses 8-9. This is a description of what we do when there is “no condemnation” and yet we have sinned. How do we think and act?

(8) “Do not rejoice over me, O my enemy. Though I fall I will rise [So there has been a temporary “fall”]; Though I dwell in darkness [so there is a season of darkness and guilty feelings], the Lord is a light for me [so the Lord who is angry with him is nevertheless his light]. (9) I will bear the indignation of the Lord [so the Lord is displeased, and angry with him -but it is not the anger of a condemning judge, but of a light-providing disciplining Father! He spanks the child and sends him to his room for a time, but he does not turn off the light of hope] Because I have sinned against Him [so there is real sin], Until He pleads my case and executes justice for me [so this angry God is FOR HIM and not against him. He will justify him and not condemn him!]. He will bring me out to the light, And I will see His righteousness.”

Now that is a picture of how to think and act when you sin against your Father whose whole disposition toward you is almighty mercy and omnipotent love. He will not always handle you gently. But he will always love you. And always be for you and not against you.

So we take our sins seriously. We hate them. We see them as a contradiction of who we are in Christ and a contradiction of our Father’s love. We confess our sins (1 John 1:9). We look to the cross where all our pardon and righteousness was fully secured. We accept the Father’s displeasure and discipline, and may dwell in darkness for a season. But if our enemy rejoices and says to us in our night of sorrow, “See, God is against you. He is angry. You are guilty and under his condemnation,” then we will say, with the authority of Romans 8:1 and on the basis of Jesus Christ’s death and righteousness, and in the words of Micah 7: “Do not rejoice over me, O my enemy. Though I fall I will rise; Though I dwell in darkness, the Lord is a light for me. I will bear the indignation of the Lord Because I have sinned against Him, Until He pleads my case and executes justice for me. He will bring me out to the light, And I will see His righteousness.”

That is what I mean by gutsy guilt. I know of no other way to persevere in the Christian life in view of our constant failings – no other way to stay married for Christ’s sake, to rear children, and be single and chaste, and maintain hope and fruitfulness in ministry, than this gutsy guilt: When I fall I will rise . . . though I have sinned, the very one against whom I have sinned will plead my case and execute justice for me – not against me, but FOR me! Oh, love this gospel, Bethlehem! Love and live this gospel!

2. Sickness and Fear: May Be a Saving Judgment

Now what about sickness and fear? If that is how “no condemnation” endures through sin and guilt feelings, how does it endure through sickness and fear? Turn with me to 1 Corinthians 11:28-32. This is Paul’s warning not to treat the Lord’s Supper lightly but to examine yourself to see if you are trusting Christ when you eat.

A man must examine himself, and in so doing he is to eat of the bread and drink of the cup. 29 For he who eats and drinks, eats and drinks judgment to himself if he does not judge the body rightly. 30 For this reason many among you are weak and sick, and a number sleep [that is, weakness and sickness and death may be owing to our misuse of the Lord’s Supper]. 31 But if we judged ourselves rightly, we would not be judged. 32 But when we are judged, we are disciplined by the Lord so that we will not be condemned along with the world.

Now look carefully at this last verse (32). When we are judged – with weakness or sickness or even death -we are, Paul says, being disciplined by the Lord so that we would not be “condemned with the world.”

Let me make crystal clear what I am not saying: I am not saying that every time you get sick or if you die, it is always owing to a particular sin that you committed – like the abuse of the Lord’s Supper. I am saying that it might be. And here is the stunningly good news: even if and when it is, this “judgment” from the Lord is a loving judgment. A fatherly judgment. Indeed a precious, saving judgment.

And you can see this clearly in verse 32: “But when we are judged, we are disciplined by the Lord so that we will not be condemned along with the world.” Don’t miss this: God’s design in your weakness or sickness or death is “so that you will not be condemned.” There is “no condemnation” for those who are in Christ Jesus, EVEN IF their sickness is a token of God’s fatherly displeasure and discipline.

Here is another call for gutsy guilt. You may be lying there in the hospital room and wondering: “Has God turned against me? Has he become my enemy?” That’s what Job cried out in his sickness: “Why do You hide Your face And consider me Your enemy?” (Job 13:24). But Job was wrong (James 5:11). God had not become his enemy. And he won’t become yours either. Not even if he brings you weakness and sickness and death.

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We must learn this. Things are not what they seem. We need the Word of God to know what is really happening when we sin and feel guilty for it and experience a season of indignation from God. We need to know what is happening when we are sick and on the brink of death. And what we know is this: “There is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.” When we fall we will rise. Our displeased Father loves us with almighty mercy and omnipotent assistance, and he will bring us out into the light. And if we are sick and dying we know that even if it is the very judgment of God, it is to spare us condemnation with the world because he loves us with an omnipotent, death-dealing, death-defeating love. There is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. Believe this. Take Christ as your Treasure and live in him. Glory in this truth and this Savior! Live this freedom!

John Piper (@JohnPiper) is founder and teacher of desiringGod.org and chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary. For 33 years, he served as pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church, Minneapolis, Minnesota. He is author of more than 50 books, including Desiring God: Meditations of a Christian Hedonist and most recently What Is Saving Faith?

SERIES: ROMANS: THE GREATEST LETTER EVER WRITTEN

What Does Romans 8:1 Mean? ►

Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in union with the Messiah Jesus.

Romans 8:1(ISV)

Verse Thoughts

There is not even the slightest, tiny crumb of condemnation at all those who are in Christ Jesus – those in UNION with Christ – those that have been placed IN Christ at rebirth – those who have been born-again – those that have been sealed by the Spirit – those that have trusted the Lord Jesus Christ as their Saviour.

The judgement that we rightly deserve has already been paid in FULL – paid with the blood of the Lord Jesus. Our judgement took place at the Cross and the punishment we deserved was paid in full by Him.

The wrath of God was poured out upon the Lord Jesus Christ at Calvary in payment for your sin and for mine and for the sin of the whole world, so that those that believe would not be placed under condemnation. THEREFORE, there is now no condemnation for those who are in union with the Jesus, Who is the Anointed of God. 

Condemnation is a punishment that comes from a judicial sentence, and everyone that does not believe in the Lord Jesus as Saviour are already condemned, simply because they chose not to believe on the name of the only begotten Son of God –

This is How the Lord Jesus put it – because God loved the world so much He gave His one and only Son. that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life. Jesus goes on – God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through Him.

This is the crux of the matter – Whoever believes in Him, (i.e. whoever is in UNION with Christ – whoever has been placed IN Christ at rebirth – whoever has been born-again – whoever has been sealed by the Spirit – whoever has trusted the Lord Jesus Christ as their Saviour) are NOT condemned.

Whoever believes in Jesus is not condemned, but whoever does not believe in Jesus, stands condemned already because they have not believed in the name of God’s only begotten Son. If God has said it, I think that should be good enough for us – don’t you?

Condemnation before God or justification by God comes from the choice we make about the Lord Jesus Christ. If we trust Him as Saviour there is no condemnation. If we do not trust Him as Saviour there is condemnation.

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What Does Romans 8:2 Mean? ►

For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and of death.

Romans 8:2(NASB)

Verse Thoughts

The failure of Romans 7, which came by carrying out works of the flesh in his own strength, ended in defeat for Paul, who cried out: oh wretched man that I am who shall deliver me from this body of death (i.e. the old sin nature). But his defeat blossomed into the liberation of chapter 8, with a shout of victory and thankful praise – No condemnation! for the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set us free from the law of sin and of death. And so Paul found freedom from the power of sin; life from the icy fingers of death; deliverance from the curse of law; emancipation from the lust of the flesh and liberty to live in newness of Christ’s resurrected life – as guided by the Holy Spirit.

We were sentenced to death because of our sins and our imputed sin nature.. but Christ was judged in our place, paying the full price for our sin – by faith. His death became our death. The penalty for our sin was paid in full by Christ on our account.. and there is no “double jeopardy’ – which forbids a defendant from being tried again on the same charge.

We are FREE from the curse of the law because of HIS death. We are delivered from the power of sin by HIS life. We have been set free – because we are IN Christ. By grace we are identified with HIS death so that we can be identified with HIS resurrected life.

There are two life principles by which a believer can live – death or life; law or grace; the flesh or the spirit; bondage or freedom; carnality or spirituality – the old sin nature or the new life in Christ. The believer can choose to retaining control and allow the flesh to dominate – OR he can submit to the leading of the indwelling Holy Spirit, Who is mighty to save. He can submit to the old sin nature OR he can submit to the new life in Christ.

The old sin nature in the unregenerate man or the Christian who is living carnally is defenceless against the power of the law of sin and death.. which is at work within every member of the human race. But when as believers we submit to the Holy Spirit we discover a higher law working within (the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus) that give power to the new-life-of-Christ within, which we received when we were born again – bringing us to certain victory.

The Holy Spirit is the “Spirit of Life’, who regenerates our human spirit; places us in the body of Christ; gives us the life of Christ and then works in the new-life within – but only when we submit to Him.. and walk in spirit and truth and do not engage in fleshly carnality and ungodly practices. Having been made FREE we are empowered to stand in that freedom, which is done by submitting to the Holy Spirit on a day by day basis – and often minute by minute.

Let us live our life in the power of the Holy Spirit and submit to Him in all things, knowing that there is NO Condemnation.. for those of us who are positioned in Christ, for the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set us free from the law of sin and of death.

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Today’s Verse: Romans 8:1-2

Sunday, August 1, 2021

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.

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Thoughts on Today’s Verse…

Can’t you imagine the day when we see Jesus and he says to you, “You are mine! My righteousness and glory are yours! Enter into your Father’s eternal reward!”

If we are in Christ, we don’t face judgment, only welcome, with God our Father! His Spirit lives in us. His grace has set us free from the power of sin and death. His Son has paid the price for our sins. We are the beloved children of God!

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What does Romans 8:1 mean?

Romans 8 is one of the most powerful and popular chapters in all the Bible. In it, Paul describes with great detail what it means to live as Christian, both now and for eternity. The chapter begins, as well, with one of the most comforting statements in all the Bible.

The previous chapter ended with Paul crying out in frustration about his wretchedness and asking who would deliver him from his “body of death.” He answered by giving thanks “to God through Jesus Christ our Lord” (Romans 7:25). Now he states absolutely why the gospel is such good news for all who believe.

The Greek words translated as “there is therefore now no,” as in the ESV, are very emphatic. The literal phrasing is Ouden ara nyn katakrima, which accomplishes two things. First, it ties this statement to the claim made in Romans 7:25, according to the word “therefore.” Second, it definitively states a permanent, present, and complete lack of “condemnation,” from a Greek word meaning “a sentence” or “penalty.” In crystal-clear language, the Bible indicates there is absolutely no condemnation for those of us who are in Christ Jesus. None. Zero. Paul’s statement leaves no room for even a tiny bit of condemnation to sneak in.

In short, if you are “in Christ Jesus,” God will never, ever condemn you for any sin whatsoever. The condition of this statement, however, is crucial: salvation is for those who place their faith in Christ (Romans 3:23–26). There is no other way (Acts 4:12), and those who reject this salvation will not be rescued from condemnation (John 3:18).

How can this be? Paul has already built the case in chapters 3—5 of this letter to the Romans. When we place our faith in Christ, God so closely identifies us with His Son that He gives us credit for Jesus’ sinless, righteous life, and He accepts Jesus’ death as payment for our death-deserving sin. Paul put it this way in 2 Corinthians 5:21: “For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.”

So if God is judging us on the basis of Jesus’ righteousness, how could we ever be condemned? God would never condemn Jesus, so He will never condemn those who are seen by God as being in Christ. And how do we come to be “in Christ”? Only by faith (Romans 5:1, Ephesians 2:8–9).

Context Summary

Romans 8:1–11 begins with an enormous declaration about the grace of God: There is no condemnation for those in Christ Jesus. After describing how this is possible, thanks to the life and death of Jesus, Paul compares two kinds of life. One is life in the Holy Spirit, for those who are in Christ, the other is a life lived according to the flesh. Those in the flesh, meaning non-Christians, are hostile to God. Christians have the Spirit; those who do not are not Christians. Because the Spirit is in us, we will be resurrected from the dead as Jesus was.

Chapter Summary

Romans 8 begins and ends with declarations of the Christian’s absolute security before God. There is no condemnation for those in Christ, and nothing will ever be able to separate us from His love. Having believed the gospel, we now live in the Spirit of God. That allows us to call God Abba Father. We suffer with Christ, and we suffer along with all creation while we wait for God to reveal us as His sons. With the help of the Spirit, we are confident that God is for us and loves us in Christ

What does Romans 8:2 mean?

Paul wrote in the previous verse that there is absolutely no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. This verse begins to describe why that is true, and it has much to do with the Holy Spirit. This is only the second mention of the Holy Spirit in Romans, but merely the first of about 19 mentions of the Spirit in chapter 8!

Why is there no condemnation from God for those in Christ Jesus? The law—or principle—of the Spirit of life has set us free in Christ Jesus from the law—or principle—of sin and death. The word used twice as “law” in this verse does not refer to the law of Moses, about which Paul has written so much in Romans. Instead, it describes the idea of a universal truth.

The first truth or principle is the Spirit of life. Put another way, the Spirit of God always gives or brings life. That notion has set Christians free only in Christ Jesus. Without faith in Christ, we will not be justified by God (Romans 5:1), and if we are not justified we will not receive the Spirit who brings life. Put positively, because we have faith in Christ, God has given to us His Spirit that brings life. That has set us free from the law or principle of sin and death.

That second law is just that sin always, always leads to death. It is the reason we were all condemned to eternal death and separation from God in the first place (Romans 3:23; 6:23). The only way to escape from the law of sin and death is to access the law of the Spirit of life through faith in Christ.

Context Summary

Romans 8:1–11 begins with an enormous declaration about the grace of God: There is no condemnation for those in Christ Jesus. After describing how this is possible, thanks to the life and death of Jesus, Paul compares two kinds of life. One is life in the Holy Spirit, for those who are in Christ, the other is a life lived according to the flesh. Those in the flesh, meaning non-Christians, are hostile to God. Christians have the Spirit; those who do not are not Christians. Because the Spirit is in us, we will be resurrected from the dead as Jesus was.

Chapter Summary

Romans 8 begins and ends with declarations of the Christian’s absolute security before God. There is no condemnation for those in Christ, and nothing will ever be able to separate us from His love. Having believed the gospel, we now live in the Spirit of God. That allows us to call God Abba Father. We suffer with Christ, and we suffer along with all creation while we wait for God to reveal us as His sons. With the help of the Spirit, we are confident that God is for us and loves us in Christ

Matthew Henry’s Commentary on Romans 8:1-2

Commentary on Romans 8:1-9

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Believers may be chastened of the Lord, but will not be condemned with the world. By their union with Christ through faith, they are thus secured. What is the principle of their walk; the flesh or the Spirit, the old or the new nature, corruption or grace? For which of these do we make provision, by which are we governed? The unrenewed will is unable to keep any commandment fully. And the law, besides outward duties, requires inward obedience. God showed abhorrence of sin by the sufferings of his Son in the flesh, that the believer’s person might be pardoned and justified. Thus satisfaction was made to Divine justice, and the way of salvation opened for the sinner. By the Spirit the law of love is written upon the heart, and though the righteousness of the law is not fulfilled by us, yet, blessed be God, it is fulfilled in us; there is that in all true believers, which answers the intention of the law. The favour of God, the welfare of the soul, the concerns of eternity, are the things of the Spirit, which those that are after the Spirit do mind. Which way do our thoughts move with most pleasure? Which way go our plans and contrivances? Are we most wise for the world, or for our souls? Those that live in pleasure are dead, 1 Timothy 5:6. A sanctified soul is a living soul; and that life is peace. The carnal mind is not only an enemy to God, but enmity itself. The carnal man may, by the power of Divine grace, be made subject to the law of God, but the carnal mind never can; that must be broken and driven out. We may know our real state and character by inquiring whether we have the Spirit of God and Christ, or not, ver. 9. Ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit. Having the Spirit of Christ, means having a turn of mind in some degree like the mind that was in Christ Jesus, and is to be shown by a life and conversation suitable to his precepts and example.

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Original, daily devotionals, inspiration and more from a fresh, "Hey! I never thought about it like that before" perspective.

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Inspiring YOU to Love, Seek and Know the Ways of The Lord.

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Truth2Freedom's Blog

There are two ways to be fooled. One is to believe what isn’t true; the other is to refuse to believe what is true. —Soren Kierkegaard. "...truth is true even if nobody believes it, and falsehood is false even if everybody believes it. That is why truth does not yield to opinion, fashion, numbers, office, or sincerity--it is simply true and that is the end of it" - Os Guinness, Time for Truth, pg.39. “He that takes truth for his guide, and duty for his end, may safely trust to God’s providence to lead him aright.” - Blaise Pascal. "There is but one straight course, and that is to seek truth and pursue it steadily" – George Washington letter to Edmund Randolph — 1795. We live in a “post-truth” world. According to the dictionary, “post-truth” means, “relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief.” Simply put, we now live in a culture that seems to value experience and emotion more than truth. Truth will never go away no matter how hard one might wish. Going beyond the MSM idealogical opinion/bias and their low information tabloid reality show news with a distractional superficial focus on entertainment, sensationalism, emotionalism and activist reporting – this blogs goal is to, in some small way, put a plug in the broken dam of truth and save as many as possible from the consequences—temporal and eternal. "The further a society drifts from truth, the more it will hate those who speak it." – George Orwell “There are two ways to be fooled. One is to believe what isn’t true; the other is to refuse to believe what is true.” ― Soren Kierkegaard

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