Grace abounded

Therefore, as one trespass led to condemnation for all men, so one act of righteousness leads to justification and life for all men. For as by the one man’s disobedience the many were made sinners, so by the one man’s obedience the many will be made righteous. Now the law came in to increase the trespass, but where sin increased, grace abounded all the more, so that, as sin reigned in death, grace also might reign through righteousness leading to eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. Romans 5:18-21

Grace, Merriam-Webster’s online dictionary defines grace as 1 a: unmerited divine assistance given humans for their regeneration or sanctification, b: a virtue coming from God, c: a state of sanctification enjoyed through divine grace. Grace is unmerited we don’t deserve grace. What we deserve is justice. But if God gave us justice none of us would ever get into heaven. If I received justice from God that would mean punishment for my countless sins. Fortunately God give me grace, He remembers my sins no more. Because Jesus took the punishment rightly due me, I can receive God’s grace and am made right with God. Because of Jesus I am on the road to sanctification and toward spending eternity with God.

God’s grace is unlimited. There is enough to cover not only all of my many sins but also the sins of every person who ever walked this earth and every person who will ever walk the earth. God does not operate on a quota system. He wants every one of us to be saved. But He will not force His grace on anyone. His grace is there for the taking, we only have to accept it. But accept God’s grace or refuse it, God will honor our choice.

God gives us every chance to believe in Him and accept His grace. He writes His moral law in our hearts. He gives us the glory of His creation so we can see His mighty work. He gave us His word that we might know Him. We are without excuse if we refuse to believe.

His grace abounds for each and every one of us. All we have to do is accept it. He did all the hard work. He walked all the way up to our door and knocked. We only have to answer. Just open the door and invite Him in. Such a small act for so great an award.

Have a blessed day,

David

About dwwork

The name of this blog is taken from 1 Peter 3:13 - “always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect, keeping a clear conscience. This verse became special to me over ten years ago when I was asked to teach an adult Sunday school class on Christian apologetics. This interest grew over the years to the point that I took some graduate level classes in apologetics. I think the best way to be prepared to give and answer to everyone who asks is to know scripture. It is my hope that through these short devotionals the reader will become more familiar with each verse. I have tried when possible to make them personal hoping in some small way to show that God’s word written over two thousand years ago is still relevant today. In the writing of these short devotionals I have been able to better understand how God’s word impacts my life. It is my hope that you too will come closer to our Lord Jesus and develop a closer relationship with Him. Finally, if the reader finds anything in conflict with scripture please let me know. God’s word is the final authority always overrules anything I might write. David
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