Where sin abounded, grace abounded more


Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound: that as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord. Romans 5:20-21

The law reveals our utter sinfulness and condemns us all, but Christ’s atoning sacrifice covers all our sins. So, as sin reigned over all of us, condemning us to eternal death, God’s grace and mercy in Christ Jesus (for the sake of Christ’s death on the cross) is extended to all of us that it might reign by means of imputing to us righteousness through faith in Christ and giving to all who believe forgiveness of sins and eternal life in Jesus Christ, our Lord.

I thank You, O Christ, for atoning for all my sins that I might be pardoned and forgiven through faith in Your name and receive life everlasting. Amen.

[Scripture is quoted from the King James Version of the Bible.]