Feeling Condemned

Are you feeling condemned? Are you looking to be free of condemnation? Are you longing to be saved from the condemnation of the world? Do you believe it is possible? Will you accept being saved?

We see condemnation wherever we turn in this world. People condemn one another over the smallest of differences. We condemn for differences of opinion, tastes in clothing, choices of food, music, sports teams, television shows, and so much more.

It is no wonder we feel condemned in this world. And since we feel condemned, we condemn others in order to make ourselves feel better. It is a continual war of condemnation without the possibility of a good outcome.

The only way to change the outcome to one we seek is to take on the mind of Christ. He did not come into the world to condemn it, but to save it. As we change our minds to have the same attitude of saving the world as Christ, we stop condemning one another. It becomes positive momentum toward a better world.

How do we begin? We must first believe in Jesus and understand that we are no longer condemned. Once we believe we are not condemned, truly understand we belong to God, we no longer have the desire to condemn others. We allow God to handle it, rather than feeling as though we must.

As John states in today’s passage, Jesus came to relieve us of the false feeling of being condemned. He came to save us by forgiving us of our sin. He came to claim victory over Satan, who lies to us by continually whispering to us that we stand condemned. Stop listening to Satan, instead listen to Jesus.

I pray we all turn to Jesus to be saved from condemnation. I pray we truly believe He came to save us. I pray each one of us will decide to stop condemning one another. Believe in Jesus. Ignore Satan’s lies. Know that Jesus has saved you. Know you are not condemned.

John 3:17-18 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because they have not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son.

Published by martypressey

Marty is a Pastor, retired Marine and dedicated Christian who has taught adult Bible classes and preached for 20 years. He currently serves as pastor of 3 United Methodist Churches. He believes being well-grounded in the Scriptures is key to living a better life. He brings a layman’s viewpoint to all his classes and sermons, helping others understand how to apply Scripture to their daily lives. When he sees others understand the message of a particular passage, it brings him great joy. He has seen his faith increase exponentially over the years; fully believing God has a plan and is executing it. He feels blessed to be part of that plan.

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