31 What then shall we say to these things? … 33 Who will bring a charge against God’s elect? God is the one who justifies; 34 who is the one who condemns? Christ Jesus is He who died, yes, rather who was raised, who is at the right hand of God, who also intercedes for us (Romans 8).
In any courtroom, verdicts are to be determined according to how compelling the evidence is, either for or against the accused. Cases are built upon the admissibleevidence, and the more compelling that evidence, the stronger the case that can be argued either by either the prosecution or the defense.
Because, as “God’s elect,” we have already been “justified” by God Himself (the highest Judge in all heaven and earth), no one (not a single soul, nor spirit) can “bring a charge against us.” Because Jesus (who already died for every sin — and it is sins that condemn us), and because Jesus “was raised” and sits at the right hand of this Judge to “intercede for us,” — because of these two irrefutable facts presented as compelling evidence — no one can condemn us. No charge, no condemnation. We’re not even brought into the courtroom! Indeed, the only Ones in the courtroom are the Judge and the expert Advocate who is constantly and convincingly interceding on our behalf — based on the compelling evidence of His death and resurrection.
Lord, thank You for the irrefutable facts of the death and resurrection of Jesus — that His evidence is so compelling that we fear neither indictment, nor condemnation. Help us This Day to walk as un-accused and un-condemned children of God, serving You out of love and gratitude for our freedom in Christ. Amen.