Today’s Scripture: Romans 5:12-21 (S.O.A.P. Romans 5:15)

Question of the Day: Which is greater: the gift of grace or penalty of sin?

So then, just as sin entered the world through one man and death through sin, and so death spread to all people[a] because[b] all sinned— 13 for before the law was given,[c] sin was in the world, but there is no accounting for sin[d] when there is no law. 14 Yet death reigned from Adam until Moses even over those who did not sin in the same way that Adam (who is a type[e] of the coming one) transgressed.[f] 15 But the gracious gift is not like the transgression.[g] For if the many died through the transgression of the one man,[h] how much more did the grace of God and the gift by the grace of the one man Jesus Christ multiply to the many! 16 And the gift is not like the one who sinned.[i] For judgment, resulting from the one transgression,[j] led to condemnation, but[k] the gracious gift from the many failures[l] led to justification. 17 For if, by the transgression of the one man,[m] death reigned through the one, how much more will those who receive the abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness reign in life through the one, Jesus Christ!

18 Consequently,[n] just as condemnation[o] for all people[p] came[q] through one transgression,[r] so too through the one righteous act[s] came righteousness leading to life[t] for all people. 19 For just as through the disobedience of the one man[u] many[v] were constituted sinners, so also through the obedience of one man[w] many[x] will be constituted righteous. 20 Now the law came in[y] so that the transgression[z] may increase, but where sin increased, grace multiplied all the more, 21 so that just as sin reigned in death, so also grace will reign through righteousness to eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

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3 years ago

We suffer from the sin of one, but benefit from the suffering of another. Salvation in Christ brings far more than what we lost in Adam.
I wonder if we realize just how expensive our sins were to God.
Yet He gave us the free gift of grace and salvation and He did it because He’s a loving, merciful, gracious God.
Jesus lived on this earth and paid the supreme price to redeem us and raise us up and put us into His family forever.
Think on that. We are in God’s family!
Our lives may be difficult on the outside – but we have VICTORY on the inside.