“Anyone who believes in Him is not condemned, but anyone who does not believe is already condemned, because he has not believed in the name of the One and Only Son of God” (John 3:18 HCSB).


All of Adam’s children are “condemned already” because of sin and because of sin’s wage, which is death. Every member of the human race is born under the curse of sin. It was this curse, this condemnation that Jesus took upon His own body, so that the judgment that we deserved, fell upon Him. As a result, “anyone who believes in Him is not condemned.” Why? Because there is no longer any condemnation left for those that are in Christ (See Rom. 8:1). Jesus took it all upon Himself.
But what of those who do not believe? They are “condemned already.” The condemnation of sin remains upon them. They have not afforded themselves of Christ’s payment. They will face judgment without Christ because of their unbelief.
What you believe about Jesus matters now and for eternity.
PRAYER: Dear Father, we give thanks for Jesus, who took our condemnation upon Himself and died in our place that we might receive His righteousness and eternal life. We believe in Him. Therefore there is now no condemnation upon us. Hallelujah! Praise the Lord! So great is our salvation! Thank You! In Jesus’ name we pray, amen.