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Lent Devotional • Day 29

Wednesday, The Fourth Week of Lent (Mar. 17)

He Does Not Condemn Us

Narrated by Alma Iwen

Jesus said to her, “Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?” She said, “No one, Lord.” And Jesus said, ‘Neither do I condemn you; go, and from now on sin no more.” John 8:10-11

Make no mistake: God’s Law condemns all of us sinners to death. Dust you are and to dust you shall return. The soul that sins, it shall die. That’s the bad news.

Jesus did not condemn the sinful woman. She was guilty, but Jesus came to take the place of all guilty sinners under God’s judgment and extend forgiveness and new life to all believers. “There is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus” (Romans 8:1).

With faith in Jesus, trust that your new life stretches beyond the grave that awaits you. You are healed forever by his wounds. That’s the good news.

REFLECT: Take time to give all your guilt over to God.

PRAY: Take away the guilt I still feel, Lord Jesus. Restore to me the joy of salvation. Amen.

Devotional content provided by Creative Communications for the Parish.