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John 16:8 And when He (the Holy Spirit) comes, He will convict the world of its sin, and of God’s righteousness, and of the coming judgment.

Romans 8:1 So now there is no condemnation for those who belong to Christ Jesus.

There’s a difference between conviction and condemnation.

If we miss the mark, conviction, by way of the Holy Spirit, let’s us know what we did was wrong AND reminds us we’re forgiven through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ.

Condemnation, by way of Satan, lets us know what we did was wrong AND we should be ashamed of ourselves AND God is mad at us AND we deserve and should expect punishment for our sins which hopefully are forgiven.

There’s a big difference. Conviction let’s us know our behavior we displayed doesn’t align with our new nature in Christ. Condemnation brings guilt and shame. One is inspired by the Holy Spirit and the other is influenced by Satan.

Be sure to know the difference. God never intended for us to beat ourselves up about a mistake we made. Jesus was beat up enough to pay the penalty for every past, present and future sin we’ll ever commit.

Thank You God for Jesus.

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