NO CONDEMNATION

Jesus ran the woman’s accusers off and said to her “Woman, where are they? Did no one condemn you?” She said, “No one, Lord.” And Jesus said, “I do not condemn you, either.Go. From now on sin no more.”

Jesus told her to go and sin no more. Really? Most would say it’s impossible to not sin. The lesson here though is the law always brings condemnation and it is only the grace and mercy of Jesus Christ that can set us free from sin. So Jesus was actually empowering her to stop sinning by showing her mercy. It isn’t until we truly experience the unconditional love of God and are filled with the Holy Spirit that we are able to say no to ungodliness.

Although it sounds counterintuitive at first it is the only way to live. When pure unmixed grace is taught it sounds like license to those living in a fleshly, law keeping mentality. For those walking after the Spirit though it is a well of refreshing living water. It is only the wholeness found in the love of God that enables us to turn from sin. Once we start receiving his grace, sin starts to lose its grip.

Thank you Jesus for your unmerited favor that saves and keeps us!

Written by Louie

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6 thoughts on “NO CONDEMNATION

  1. thats exactly my experience but when i share that with other believers they galk at me–at the time i went thru my divorce experince the church i was going to believed that christians must prove their salvation claim by obeying the law–they did not believe it proper to going thru a divorce–well i did not either and i tried to stop it but my wife no faulted me–after it was over i realized it was gods way of showing me my co-crucifiction with christ and that he was my christianity not me–i was dead and could not live the christian life only he could–god will use the strangest ways to teach you what you need to learn.

    • That’s right Kenneth. Sometimes living in the grace of God requires us to stand even when others stand opposed to us. Divorce isn’t God’s best for us but it does require willingness from both people.
      I too am thankfully God has no qualms about how we get where he wants us just that he gets us there.
      Thanks
      Louie

      • yea god has allways worked in my life in the strangest ways–the most strangest way was the start of my christian experience–i got saved reading a jehova wittness booklet–then gods spirit later showed me the falseness of their beliefs and i threw it away–you should have seen the faces of the baptist deacons when i had to give my testimoney before my water baptism.

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