v1. There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
v2. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.
v3. For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh:
v4. That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
A condemned person or a Prisoner is strip of all rights and privileges in the society at the time of his/her captivity. In the time of Jesus, it was so, such that their future was devoid of hope, as if they were the living dead. Paul, a follower of Jesus became aware of this fact and wrote that “there is no condemnation for people who surrender their lives to Jesus Christ” (Romans 8:1).
When it comes to hopelessness and death, we are free. Our pasts fall away, and we are given a renewed future. There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit.
The simple declaration of no condemnation comes to those who are in Christ Jesus. Since God the Father does not condemn Jesus, neither can the Father condemn those who are in Jesus.
In the time of old, when God gave His law to Adam and Eve, and those after them, it was a standard none of us could obey perfectly. God’s law was like a mirror reflecting our inability to obey Him, pointing toward our need for a Savior. Even the best of us couldn’t live by the principle of God’s perfect law. Then Jesus came and was punished instead of us, paying our debt and freeing us from condemnation under the law.