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Thursday, June 4, 2009

Romans 8:1

Condemned!

Such a horrible word!

It brings with it such a sense of bondage to punishment!

It is the word that God had to use for every person who came to Him before Jesus came to redeem us from that fate. We were condemned to failure to the Law of God, therefore, we were condemned to death, the punishment for our sin. No matter how hard one tried to do what was right, the sin within them destined them to failure, therefore condemnation and punishment.

Redeemed!

Such a beautiful word!

It brings with it such a sense of freedom!

It is the word that God uses every time the devil tries to condemn us in our current failures. We could not master the Law on our own so Jesus mastered it for us. and His perfect fulfillment of the Righteous Law of God was the gift He gave us in exchange for our failed attempts. Then He suffered the condemnation that we so deserved and redeemed us from ever having to hear those words from God again.

so, now when the devil tries to make us feel condemned because we fail to walk in our gift of grace, "redeemed" is the word we should shout back to Him.

Romans 8:1 "There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus.

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20 comments:

rcubes said...

Amen and amen! It's hard to grasp "there is now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus". So undeserved. But He is love and that love paid a high cost so He can save us. To God be the glory!

Great reminder sister Christy for us to remain in this wonderful promise even if the darts of lies are thrown at us, we know what the truth is!Thanks be to God! Love and blessings.

Joan said...

Hi,
This fits with the song I posted today!

Blessings

Beth E. said...

Redeemed by the blood of the Lamb! :o)

Beautiful post.

Blessings,
Beth E.

Andrea said...

Amen....REDEEMED....so beautiful!!
Thanks for your prayers, andrea

Warren Baldwin said...

Linked here from Kelly's blog. I liked your answer. And I like your discussion here. Rom. 8:1 is one of my favorite verses. We can't be reminded enough that Jesus bore our punishment. Thanks. wb

Daveda said...

Amen Sister! Redeemed! Once and for all, I qualify, but not because of me, but, because of Jesus!

E @ Scottsville said...

Hey Christy,

I always see Godly wisdom in your blogs. May I ask you to pray for me? Kind of a spoken but unspoken request?

I'd appreciate it! =0)

♥ Erica

Sassy Granny ... said...

There's something about the word "redeemed" that grips me every time. It's such a deep, rich term all by itself, but when I think of what God ordained and Jesus transacted ... well, it defies my understanding.

I like the way you married the two concepts.

Be blessed,
Kathleen

Five Moms & A Blog said...

Redeemed is such a beautiful word, indeed!!! Your blog is so inspirational!! I love it!!!!

~Miti

Jennifer W. said...

You write such beautiful posts...just wanted to let you know that I talkted about one of your posts in my last post! I hope you will go read it and not mind me using your name!!
Jen

Billy Coffey said...

LOVED this, Christy. It's hard not to smile when you say the word "redeemed."

Alicia, The Snowflake said...

Great post!

I love the way you pointed out the difference between condemned and redeemed. What beautiful truth! And what a mighty God we serve!

momstheword said...

We would be lost in our sin if it weren't for our loving Savior! We just can't be good enough, no matter what!

I love that verse! No condemnation. None! Because Jesus bore the penalty and paid the price!

Because of Him we have eternal life. We don't deserve it, but because of God's great love, we have it!

Peter P said...

This is an awesome post.

I'm with Alicia, I love the contrast you showed between being condemned and being redeemed!

Satan tell us all the time that we're condemned but we need to fight back with that wonderful phrase:

I've been redeemed by the blood of the lamb!

Christina said...

You have a great blog and a beautiful family.

Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier, it is wonderful to make new blog-friends!

Martha said...

How inspiring, reading your blog ALWAYS lift me up :D thank you honey!!!

twofinches said...

I love the way you wrote this post! Why would any one chose to live condemned? Oh the power of the cross!!!

Mary at My New 30 said...

The devil is a liar and I remind him of that all the time!

Beautifully expressed post of redemption. Thanks!

Kellie Felmey said...

Christy u r amazin!

Sisterlisa said...

Amen sister! Thanks for coming to my blog. Your note to me is so uplifting. I really needed it. We have had really harsh backlashing from people we used to attend church with. I am thankful that God keeps sending me new friends.