No Condemnation

Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit of life set me free from the law of sin and death. For what the law was powerless to do in that it was weakened by the sinful nature, God did by sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful man to be a sin offering. And so he condemned sin in sinful man, in order that the righteous requirements of the law might be fully met in us, who do not live according to the sinful nature but according to the Spirit. (Romans 8:1–4, NIV 1984). 

My Musings – The law and grace are inextricably linked.  The law points out man’s fallen nature, but we are powerless to meet it righteous requirements through our own efforts.  As a result, we stand condemned and in need of redemption.  However, redemption was graciously provided at the cross, setting us free from the law of sin and death.  Now, for those who are in Christ Jesus, there in no longer any condemnation, because grace inexplicably sets us free.  The law is not abolished, it is “fully met.

My Advice – Grace and justice intersect at the cross.  We cannot get there on our own, but Jesus can take us there.