Tim begins chapter 4 by reflecting on the great gospel announcement that “there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus” (Romans 8:1). What great news! But he goes on to say that while Christians generally understand what this will mean for judgment day, we’re not so good at living EVERY DAY in the confidence that this “no condemnation” announcement should bring.
He then backs this up by looking at what our attitudes towards ourselves and each other reveal about how well we’ve understood the “no condemnation” message of the cross and the resurrection. He shows that feelings like bitterness, anger, insecurity and indifference will be replaced by the confidence to love, accept, serve & forgive others to the extent that we understand the truth of Romans 8:1.
How could a deeper appreciation of Romans 8:1 (and the rest of the chapter for that matter!) make a difference in your life?