Friday, October 27, 2017

Morning Manna by Rufus Parker - 2017 October 27

“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)

Today’s Morsel:  I often hear people condemning themselves for the things that they have done that are wrong.  They seem to beat themselves up for not doing well on a test, not cooking the meal the right way, not making an appointment, or forgetting a special day for someone. The list goes on and on.  Paul said that there is no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.  Jesus makes a way of escape from this avenue of condemnation.  This does not mean that sin in believers is not to be condemned, because scriptures teach otherwise.  It does mean that the gospel does not pronounce condemnation like the law.  The gospel is to pardon our wrong and sin; while the function of the law is to condemn.  Jesus told Nicodemus, “For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil” (John 3:17-19).  We will always condemn ourselves if we allow darkness to enter our lives and we walk after the flesh.  The law never affords deliverance, but always condemns; but the gospel, which is Jesus Christ, frees us from condemnation, and makes our souls free.

Sing:  He set me free, yes, He set me free, He broke the bars of prison for me, I’m glory bound my Jesus to see, glory to God, He set me free.

Thought For Today: Jesus is the gospel.

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