The LORD redeems the soul of His servants, And none of those who trust in Him shall be condemned. Psalms 34:22
We do not abuse grace but walk in it.
The Bible says we are seated in heavenly places, with Christ. So our position in God is settled, we are free from the wrath of God if we place our trust in Jesus; but how often do we leave our position?
We are not free to sin, but by God’s grace we are able to be restored if we do. When we go astray, defy or rebel, His love will correct us. We are now children of God and are subject to chastening.
We all fall short of the glory of God, and we all make deliberate or hasty choices to sin. But in His sovereignty, all things work for our good- even the punishment we deserve. God knows our inner workings of our hearts, and that we are not yet perfect therefore Christ Himself intercedes for us. He intercedes not to prevent trials or slip ups- but so that our faith may not fail (Luke 22). Often times we believe the lies of Satan and the logical mind and fall into self condemnation. Our faith fails when we walk in guilt and shame. The logical mind believes we deserves punishment for the wrongs we do: but this is not the truth. The word says that Christ died to become our righteousness; through Him we have been justified!
It is not His will that any perish, so He is faithful to discipline us so that we are not condemned with the world (1 Cor. 11:32). God’s will is that His plans and promises for your life are fulfilled. He honors His word above His own name: we can rest knowing that His word holds true!
- to correct by punishment or discipline; subdue; humble
Father God, Lord Jesus thank you for justifying us. Thank you for wiping our slates clean on a daily basis, and strengthening us to be firm. I present all those who are struggling with self condemning and ask you to reveal and convict them by your word. May they be steadfast against the thoughts and feelings that go against your word. May we all stand firm in our positions! May we trust your faithfulness to keep our bodies, souls and spirits blameless. In Jesus name, Amen.