“Who would dare to accuse us, whom God has chosen? The judge himself has declared us free from sin. Who is in a position to condemn? Only Christ, and Christ died for us, Christ rose for us, Christ reigns in power for us, Christ prays for us!” (Romans 8:33, 34, Philipps).
Tears came to my eyes when I read these scriptures. Jesus was in a position to condemn us but He died for us instead. John 3:17 states: For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. Jesus came to save. An example of this is when the woman caught in adultery was brought to Him. Her accusers wanted to stone her to death according to the moral law. Jesus said to them, “He who is without sin among you, let him throw a stone at her first” (John 8:7). Of course, when the woman’s accusers heard this, their consciences bothered them to the point where they dropped the stones and walked away, the older ones first.
When Jesus was alone with the woman, He said to her, “Woman, where are those accusers of yours? Has no one condemned you?”
She said, “No one, Lord.”
Jesus said, “Neither do I condemn you; go and sin no more.”
Jesus saved this woman from death. He did not condemn her but showed her grace. He died for her and for us. Then He rose, giving us hope of the eternal life we can have once we accept and believe in Him and victory over the wages of sin which is death. He stands at the right hand of God and intercedes for us.