Declared Innocent

“They do nothing wrong; they walk in His ways.” -Psalm 119:3

Those who are hidden in Christ are no longer condemned (Romans 8:1). In God’s eyes we are innocent because Jesus exchanged His robe of righteousness for our sinful garments on the cross. It is only when we step out of His will, operating in the flesh that we sin. When pursuing holiness which is Christlikeness, we are safe, surrounded by the hedges of God’s commands. But the curse has infected every heart, therefore a life long earthly battle of two natures is at work in every child of God. Our part is to stay faithful and diligent in our fight against sin, knowing how real spiritual warfare is (Ephesians 6:12-13). Those who do no wrong are abiding in the Spirit, for we cannot be righteous apart from Christ.

What blessing, what relief we find when our minds rightly see our sin, confess it, repent and turn back into restored fellowship with God! One day, soon and very soon, our fellowship with the Lord will be eternally unbroken, never again tainted with sin.

Grace upon grace,

April

Grow deeper: Romans 7:14-8:17

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