Psalm 119 – Part 7A
July 31, 2013
Psalm 119 – Part 7B
August 2, 2013
Psalm 119 – Part 7A
July 31, 2013
Psalm 119 – Part 7B
August 2, 2013

Now No Condemnation

Tunnel between Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge Tennesee.  2013

Tunnel between Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge Tennessee. 2013

There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. Romans 8:1

My plan is to go through Romans 8 verse by verse. This is one of the most pivotal chapters in the Bible. I will try not to get too technical but bring out the encouragement found in this chapter. Though there are important theological doctrines here, I want to see the work of grace through Jesus and the work of the “Spirit of Life.”

As you may have heard before, when you see a “therefore” stop to see what it is there for. “Therefore” is a transition word. It ties to the last chapter where Paul is showing the struggles you will have under the law. The law condemns. Paul says he delights in the law. The law is good and holy, but it is also unforgiving and condemning. The law has no power to help you overcome. It just says you failed.

Therefore “now.” Now is now. Tomorrow will be now tomorrow. We are always living in the now. Yesterday was now yesterday. This means now—right now. He isn’t talking about the sweet bye and bye or when we all get to heaven. It’s now—today.

Now there is no condemnation. The law brings condemnation. Grace allows no condemnation. This is one of the most important doctrines in the Bible. There is no condemnatory judgment. God has wiped your sins away and has granted you full pardon and forgiveness. You are not living under any condemnation. Never ever any condemnation. Don’t let anyone say different. To do so would suggest the cross was of no effect. Jesus paid the debt and removed the condemnation of the law.

There is now no condemnation. To whom does that apply? Stay tuned.