Bible Study, Encouragement

I Am, In Christ – Not Guilty – Day 8

Romans 8:1

Do you suffer from guilt? I admit I am a guilt queen. 

I don’t mean to be, I just have this tendency to beat myself up when I forget something or fail at a task. The guilt has always been fuel to my feelings of unworthiness. I suspect you may feel the same way.

In Bible studies I always tell the ladies I lead that guilt is not from God, it is a flaming dart from the enemy. So why do I let myself crumble under the attack? To be perfectly honest, it is because I fail to embrace and proclaim God’s truth over my life daily.

There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. Romans 8:1 (ESV)

It’s written right there clear as day, in Christ Jesus, there is no condemnation. Condemnation means guilt, so in Christ, there is no guilt. Period! 

I think this one needs to be written down in big, black letters on the brightest color paper you can find!

Put it everywhere you spend time. Each time you see it, remember that Jesus paid it all! Christ’s shed blood on the cross is what paid the penalty for our sins once and for all. There is no judge besides him, and there will be no jury. God’s ruling is final – permanent! 

In Christ, I share the same spirit as him. I am a part of Jesus, and he is a part of me. My guilt is entirely and washed away by his blood – forever. 

Christ’s sacrifice on the cross was complete and eternal, making me free of guilt for the past, present, and future. 

It is time for you to proclaim it! Stop allowing guilt to overtake your thoughts. There is no room for guilt in your heart, mind or spirit when you are filled with the Holy Spirit. Goodbye guilt! Just give me Jesus!

I’m reminded of the old hymn, “What Can Wash Away My Sin”  It is the perfect reminder of the truth of Romans 8:1. 

What can wash away my sin?                                       
Nothing but the blood of Jesus;
What can make me whole again?
Nothing but the blood of Jesus.

Oh! precious is the flow
That makes me white as snow;
No other fount I know,
Nothing but the blood of Jesus. 


Lord Jesus, I thank you for your shed blood on Calvary. I thank you, Lord, that you lovingly and willingly poured out your life so that I might be declared not guilty in the eyes of God. You have taken my filthy and washed it clean, allowing me the promise of an eternal future with you. I thank you, Lord, for allowing me to be a dwelling place for your Spirit. I pray that each day I will never forget that because of you, I live guilt free. Amen.


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