Romans 5.20,21

We ended our last verse with: “so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous.” This, “obedience of one” is the obedience of Christ Himself, and not our obedience. This is an important point and one that can give us great assurance when we don’t ‘feel’ like were being very christian. It is by His work and obedience that we are saved and made, miraculously, righteous. This is truly amazing as the only time I ever feel righteous is when I an typically at my worst.

Romans 5.20,21:
“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.”

These verses further support the opening point and that to an unbelievable extreme. They actually go as far as to say that the more we sin the more grace is provided. The end of sin is death, …but God has other plans for those whose are in Jesus. “There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh but after the Spirit.” Romans 8.1. It is amazing to me that God would bring the law to expose sin, but again… He has His plan.

“For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” Romans 6.23

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