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. – John 3:18
This is a great verse. It’s comforting to know that if we believe and put our trust in Jesus we are not condemned. According to this verse, we have peace and right standing with God. That means there’s nothing that God holds against us.
It’s freeing to know that there is nothing that God holds against us. What Jesus did was enough to take the penalty for our sins. There’s nothing we need to do other than to believe and accept what Jesus did for us.
The key to all this is believing. It takes faith to believe that Jesus paid the price for our sin. Also, it takes faith to say that you need a savior and that you can’t get into heaven on your own. Jesus did the hard part, it’s just now in our court to believe in Jesus and receive His forgiveness and freedom from condemnation.
Today, take some time to thank God for sending Jesus. Thank Him that through what Jesus did you can stand free from condemnation, guilt, and shame.