We know there is no condemnation for the Christian who sins, but how can we be sure of this?
[Romans 8:3 For God has done what the law, weakened by the flesh, could not do. By sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and for sin, he condemned sin in the flesh, 4 in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.]
We can be sure that there is no condemnation for the Christian who sins because God condemned sin in Jesus Christ’s body. The death of Jesus Christ had many purposes, but one was to condemn, or defeat, sin.
Sin was not defeated under the Old Testament law. It was identified and individual actions were punished, but it still reigned. The power of sin had not been broken and condemned under the law. Jesus Christ died to sin and raised so that sin would be defeated.
We could not live up to the standard of the Old Testament law because the power of sin ruled us, but since Jesus Christ gave us a new life according to the Spirit, we now fulfill the Old Testament law.
Doesn’t this explanation give you confidence that there is no condemnation for the Christian who sins? It is no small thing. Live according to the Spirit of God today. Do things that give him glory. When you sin, acknowledge it to God and return to following him. Sin does not rule you!
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