No Longer Condemned

If you are anything like me I'm sure there are times that you need to be reminded that shame does not come from Jesus.

If you are trapped in a cycle of shame, run to Jesus. Read His word. Pray to Him.
There is no condemnation in those who follow Christ. He has set us free from both sin and shame.
Guilt on the other hand is conviction from the Holy Spirit that we have sinned against God and will ALWAYS lead us to repentance. Thereby drawing us closer to God.

Shame will always lead you away from God. Our enemy loves to get us focused on shamet that causes us to spiral down hill toward thinking of self. To make us feel like a bad person, unworthy of forgiveness or love.

Shame says "I am bad." Guilt says "I did something bad." Shame leads to a self focused veiw of our sin. Guilt leads to a focus on our behavior and causes us to run to our Father to seek grace, mercy and forgiveness.

Spend some time today reading these verses and mediating on their truth. All are in the NASB (1995) version.

Psalm 25:3
Indeed, none of those who wait for You will be ashamed; Those who deal treacherously without cause will be ashamed.

Psalm 32:5
Then I acknowledged my sin to you and did not cover up my iniquity. I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the LORD.” And you forgave the guilt of my sin.

Psalm 34:5
They looked to Him and were radiant, And their faces will never be ashamed.

Romans 8:1-2
THERE is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and of death.”

Romans 10:11
For the Scripture says, “Whoever believes in Him will not be put to shame.”  

Hebrews 10:22
let us draw near to God with a sincere heart and with the full assurance that faith brings, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water.

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