FRIDAY 28TH SEPT., 2018
WORD FOCUS: SIN CANNOT STOP GOD’S GRACE
TEXT: Romans 5:20 “Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound:…”
When a top executive is charged for corruption or a believer is caught in the very act of adultery, you will probably hear the phrase “fallen from grace” being used of them. We have come to believe that when someone falls into sin, he falls from grace. Actually, God wants us to know that when someone falls into sin, he does not fall from grace — he actually falls into grace! Thank God His grace is there to put the person back on his feet. The Bible tells of prostitutes and corrupt tax collectors — sinners — who fell into God’s grace and got back on their feet. If the sin in their lives could stop God’s grace, they would never have been able to receive His grace of healing, help and power to live right again.
Now, it is important you understand that God hates sin because it destroys our lives, relationships and bodies. Sin is evil! However, sin is not overcome by us talking about it and relying on our willpower to overcome it. It takes God’s grace to destroy sin. In fact, it is when you are under His grace that sin has no dominion over you. (Rom 6:14) It is when you see His grace in providing His Son to put away your sins and make you eternally righteous that sin will not dominate you. The devil will say to you, “You think that you can still expect God’s blessings after what you did this morning?” That is when you must remind yourself that Christ alone is your perfection and righteousness. All of us have faults. None of us deserve God’s blessings. That is why we plead the grace of God, which is His unearned, unmerited and undeserved favor toward us.
Sin does not and cannot stop God’s grace. If His grace can be cut off by sin, Jesus would never have come to save us because we were all terrible sinners. Praise God, “where sin abounds, grace abounds much more”! God’s grace is bigger, deeper, wider and more powerful than all the world’s sins put together. Receive His grace right now to walk in total victory over that weakness or evil habit in your life!
MEDITATION: 2 Cor. 12:8-9, Eph. 2:8, Titus 3:7
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