No longer Condemned!
“Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, …”
Those words never get old. Those words are power…hope…peace…grace…LOVE!
While I could read those words over and over again, I do like to see them with fresh eyes in different translations. Here’s Eugene Petterson’s take on this powerfully epic passage in The Message:
“With the arrival of Jesus, the Messiah, that fateful dilemma is resolved. Those who enter into Christ’s being-here-for-us no longer have to live under a continuous, low-lying black cloud. A new power is in operation. The Spirit of life in Christ, like a strong wind, has magnificently cleared the air, freeing you from a fated lifetime of brutal tyranny at the hands of sin and death.” (Romans 8:1-2 MSG)