Monday, 28 May 2018
There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit – Romans 8:1.
What we need to observe as children of God is humility and repentance, we stumble in many ways in this earthly life yet many of these stumbles make us wiser and stronger. Walking away from God in our weakest moments is not wise, we should get closer to Him because restoration is in Him. Healing, forgiveness and life are in Christ for us who believe. This provision of grace was made available through the Cross, what we do now is come to the feet of Jesus and lay hold of it.
The Bible tells us that Judas couldn’t take it when he realized that Jesus was actually to be crucified after he had betrayed him. Out of guilt he killed himself. When you consider the work of forgiveness you see that he could have been forgiven if he had humbled himself and asked for pardon. Peter denied knowing Jesus, he received pardon and was restored. This is the love of God as we have come to know it, no sin is too bad not to be forgiven. Guilt and condemnation will push you over the edge. They are accompanied by a voice that makes the situation seem worse than it really is and unforgivable. This is where humility comes in, to acknowledge that we missed it and then come boldly before Him to receive grace when we need it most.
Never go with the voices in your head when they are not in keeping with the Word of God. Guilt and condemnation have a deadly mandate. Our best defense is through repentance and humility, coming before the Lord to receive pardon. When He finished His work at Calvary we received our pardon, it is already available for us to receive. God made it that way for a reason, guilt and condemnation are always lurking nearby and they are dangerous.