No condemnation, no accusation, no separation

Romans 8--1 new

The Verse of the Day for May 9, 2018 reminds believers where we stand when we remain steadfast in maintaining our fellowship in Christ: The passage is rendered this way in the Amplified Bible:

Romans 8:1-2:

 1THEREFORE, [there is] now no condemnation (no adjudging guilty of wrong) for those who are in Christ Jesus, who live [and] walk not after the dictates of the flesh, but after the dictates of the Spirit.

2For the law of the Spirit of life [which is] in Christ Jesus [the law of our new being] has freed me from the law of sin and of death.

Romans 8 makes known who we are as believers in the Lord Jesus Christ and reveals what we have as well as what we do not have:

No condemnation

Clearly, there is no condemnation as the Verse of the Day states. This message is also reinforced in verse 34:

34 Who is the one who condemns us? Christ Jesus is the One who died [to pay our penalty], and more than that, who was raised [from the dead], and who is at the right hand of God interceding [with the Father] for us.

No accusation

Neither “the accuser of the brethren” nor any other enemy can lay any false accusation against us. Verse 33 raises and answers the question:

33 Who will bring any charge against God’s elect (His chosen ones)? It is God who justifies us [declaring us blameless and putting us in a right relationship with Himself].

No separation

The Romans 8 culminates with a powerful response to a series of questions that emphatically state there is no separation for believers:

Romans 8:38-39 (AMP):

38 For I am convinced [and continue to be convinced—beyond any doubt] that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present and threatening, nor things to come, nor powers, 39 nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the [unlimited] love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Despite the adverse circumstances of life that seek to negatively impact our relationship with God and cause us to question whether He really loves us, Paul offers this blessed assurance: Simply put, nothing can separate us from the love of God:

Beginning with death, the end of life, nor life itself can separate us;

Neither legions upon legions of angelic entities nor powers, neither all the demonic forces that follow the commands of “him who has the power of death—that is the devil”;

Nothing in this present life nor in the life to come;

Nothing is higher than the love of God which reaches beyond the highest height and lowest hell; “There is no pit so deep that God is not deeper still.”

Since God who is love created all things, then no created thing is outside the love of God. Nothing—literally “no thing”– shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

The Verse of the Day and other related passages come from Romans 8, my favorite chapter in the Bible (If I had to choose one).  Romans 8:2 serves as an introductory verse to this response expressing our desire to follow the exhortation to pursue the path of life and to walk in the spirit as opposed to walking in the flesh and pursuing the path of death. Today believers are still endeavoring to walk in the spirit:

The Spirit of Life in Christ Jesus

For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus 

has made me free from the law of sin and death

Romans 8:2


As we move into this new season, we shall see what it brings,

As we learn that the life in the Spirit is where we should be.

No longer in bondage to sin and death, we have been set free.

Since we have been brought into the new, we can now do new things,

For our desire is to please God, to succeed and to excel,

We know that we are saved by grace, not by our own merit.

We covenant with God that we will walk in the Spirit

And provide a place where the Spirit of God may dwell.

Ever aware of God’s loving kindness and faithfulness,

We embrace the Spirit of the Living God and understand

That to walk in the spirit, not in the flesh, is God’s command.

As we mature, we attain a measure of Christ’s fullness.

The Spirit of Life in Christ Jesus has set us free

To walk into the fullness of all God has called us to be.

Integrity Music offers a magnificent Scripture Memory Song based on Romans 8:1-2 “There is Therefore Now No Condemnation”:

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