Romans 8:1

Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus..

It happened again yesterday! A bird flew into our glass balcony doors and fell, stunned, to the ground. I went outside to make sure it was too badly injured. Gently lifting the stunned wee creature, I held it for a few moments in my closed hands to keep it warm. As the bird began to stir I open my hands to release it.


Thinking I was still holding it, the bird remained on my palm; even though it was free to fly away, perhaps it felt unsure, trapped?

When we put our faith in Jesus, He graciously delivers us from sin and the hold that evil had on us.


However, because it may take time to change our behaviour, we can still feel trapped. But God’s Spirit has set us free; He doesn’t enslave us. Paul told the Romans, “Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and death” (Romans 8:1–2).

Through our Bible reading, prayer, and the power of the Holy Spirit, God works in us to cleanse us and to help us live for Him. The Bible encourages us to be confident in our walk with Jesus without feeling as if we are not set free to fly.

Jesus said, “If the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed” (John 8:36). May the freedom we have in Christ spur us on to love Him and serve Him.

Reflect & Pray

"My chains fell off, my heart was free, I rose, went forth, and followed Thee." (Charles Wesley)

Lord, forgive me for sometimes revisiting my past

and forgetting that You have washed away my sins.

Thank You for taking my burden and setting me free to enjoy living for You.

In Jesus name I pray. AMEN.

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