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In...No...Now

(By Michelle Snippe)


“There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus” (Romans 8:1).


For years, this text has been a blessing and comfort to me when I have thought wrong thoughts, done sinful things, or spewed words that were a little less than holy—all the things that deserve condemnation. Yes, I confess to God and yes, I confess to those whom my actions and words have affected yet, even post-confession, sometimes my heart still condemns me, others continue to condemn me, and the devil seems to always find a way to do that, too. But, I have learned that my three favorite words in this verse get to have the final say over what I, others, or the enemy might try to tell me. And, what are those words?


In.

No.

Now.