Devotional 141

Nov 3, 2014 1824

“Men will have to give account on the day of judgment for every careless word they have spoken” (Matthew 12:36).

It would be a very exacting judgement for us to be tried for every deliberate word we uttered, let alone every careless word. Such a thorough judgement leaves no room at all for even the least unjust slight against another person to be overlooked.

What hope, then, do we have of being declared innocent in the judgement? None whatsoever! That is, none at all unless some righteous person chooses to take our place in the judgement and accept our penalty. That’s what Jesus did when he died for us ([tippy title=”Romans 5:8″ class=”” showheader=”true” href=”” width=”450″ height=”50″]but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.[/tippy]). The Bible says, “Whoever believes in him is not condemned” ([tippy title=”John 3:18″ class=”” showheader=”true” href=”” width=”450″ height=”80″]18 Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God.[/tippy]).

Do you carry a load of guilt? Give it to the one who has already paid the price for it. There is no condemnation for those who do this ([tippy title=”Romans 8:1″ class=”” showheader=”true” href=”” width=”450″ height=”50″]There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.[/tippy]).

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