Dropped Charges

Imagine the feeling of having criminal charges dropped against you. “If a persecutor drops a charge against you, it means: they will no longer pursue the charge against you, the case does not advance to trial, and you do not have to face any penalties for the alleged offence” (Neil Shouse, “Dropped Charges – What This Means in a Criminal Case?,” Shouse California Law Group, June 22, 2023, https://www.shouselaw.com/ca/blog/drop-charges/). Compare the glorious feeling of freedom when someone has dropped the charges against you to the even more glorious feeling of the dropped penalties of sin that were held against us. We are free because Jesus paid for the penalty with his life!