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Today’s 333 Devotional: “God’s Greater Grace”
What the law was unable to do, God’s grace succeeded. That is what the Apostle Paul makes sure we know in one of the most glorious truths found in the Bible.
“But where sin abounded, grace abounded much more.” (Romans 5:20b)
Paul compares Adam’s sin to the righteous sacrifice of Jesus Christ that ends sin’s curse on humanity. He does so first by pointing out the magnitude of Adam’s sin as compared to God’s greater grace.
“For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so also by one Man’s obedience many will be made righteous.” (Romans 5:19)
This reached its crescendo in verse twenty-one where Paul said that while sin reigns in death, God’s grace reigns in eternal life.
“So that as sin reigned in death, even so grace might reign through righteousness to eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” (Romans 5:21)
But the piece-de-resistance is found sandwiched in-between.
“Moreover the law entered that the offense might abound. But where sin abounded, grace abounded much more.” (Romans 5:20).
The abundance of God’s grace through faith in Jesus Christ far exceeds anything the purpose of the law could muster, which was to point out and magnify the truth of our sinful condition.
And so, the riches of God’s grace far exceed the demands of the law.
“In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace” (Ephesians 1:7).
Can we say Hallelujah!
Wednesday Evening Bible Study