As believers, we can live under conviction and not condemnation, but to do that, we must understand the truth about forgiveness and sin. Forgiveness of sin removes condemnation and gives us victory over it, meaning we are no longer controlled by it. However, we still sin, and when we do, we can choose to let it convict us rather than condemn us.
The salvation experience is about a life of Christ following, not out of our own power or initiative, but by the transforming power of the Holy Spirit of God who has taken up residence in our heart. The reality of our faith is that it puts us in a relationship with Christ. The result of our faith is that it transforms us.
The Christian Life is to be personally and intimately developed but it is also to be boldly and publically shared. Jesus told his disciples to be and make disiciples. He has given us the responsility and the power and authority to do it.
Since sin separated humans from God in the Garden of Eden mankind has been attempting to reconnect with God or gods. In our study of the Book of Micah today we will see what is required for our connection with God.