Friday, March 22, 2019
Are you guilty? Certainly you are guilty of something. If all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God (Rom 3:23), then yes, I am guilty and so are you. That is a historical fact. It’s history.
However, I experience a lot of Christians living in perpetual guilt – living defeated. Guilt over not praying enough, not reading their Bible enough, not giving enough, guilt over the imperfection of their humanity, guilt about this and that and the other. It seems many live on a perpetual self-defeating guilt trip.
BUT this happened, just as it was predicted:
But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed. Isaiah 53:5
Yes, the spotless, innocent, Son of God was pierced for all our guilt. He died a cruel death, for you and me. Our sin crucified the Savior.
But, He was crucified, and with Him our guilt and sin and shame. He put our guilt to death once and for all. We are not called to live in perpetual guilt, shame and self-loathing – but to embrace His healing love. We are called to live in Christ. Live in the freedom the Son has purchased by His own precious blood.
Guilt is history.
Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those in Christ Jesus. Romans 8:1
Christ calls us to freedom and abundant life. Today, if you are in Him, shake off your guilty fears and dare to live boldly as a beloved child of the King.