What the Voice Speaks
No Condemning Voice – Part 1
Scripture Reading: Romans 8:2-11
Key Verse: Romans 8:1
Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus
As we consider “what the voice speaks,” we can say without a doubt it will not be words of condemnation. Coming out of chapter seven, we see the context of this verse is about human failure. If you take time to read chapter seven, you will find Paul wrestling with the disturbing human plight of doing things that we don’t want to do or not doing what we would want to do. These failures of our flesh cause us to wonder how God views us. The apostle wants us to hear God’s voice clearly: He is not condemning us for this failure.
In these cases we must feel the correcting voice of God showing us a better way. We may hear a stronger rebuking voice of God challenging us to stop wrecking our lives with poor decisions, but the Bible assures us that God’s voice is always about teaching and training us in righteousness (2 Timothy 3:16).
To condemn means to find guilty or declare unfit for use, but because we are in Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit set us free from the law of sin which condemns. It is true that we deserve to be condemned; declared unfit for use in His kingdom! But Jesus became the sin offering that declared sin unfit for those that by faith received Jesus—the gift of God!
Father, I know I don’t deserve to stand in your presence and not be condemned. I receive all these privileges by faith in your gift. In Jesus’ name, amen.