There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death” (Romans 8:1-2, Holy Bible, King James Version).
A person found guilty of a crime may be sentenced from a minor house confinement to the maximum of life in prison or a death sentence, based on the severity. Along the way, the prisoner petitions for parole based on reformation and time served.
When the prisoner is released from the obligation, it doesn’t eradicate the crime. That requires a petition for a pardon based on rehabilitation and evidence of an exemplary life. The legal process is lengthy. If the pardon is granted, the prisoner is absolved from the crime as though it had never happened.
Jesus never paroles. His forgiveness initiates an immediate pardon, full freedom, for a fresh start.
Prayer:Thank You Lord for forgiveness of past sins and hope for a future. Amen.
Devotion by Violet Carr Moore