Scripture for Today: Romans 5:15 “But the gift is not like the trespass. For if the many died by the trespass of one man, how much more did God’s grace and the gift that came by the grace of the one man, Jesus Christ, overflow to the many.”
This looks like a dream come true….a river of chocolate! About a ton of liquid chocolate recently escaped its storage tank near Werl, Germany, flowing out to the street! When it hit the chilly sidewalks it solidified, making clean-up difficult. Even so, 25 firefighters were able to scoop up the mess with their shovels. I wonder if any of it ended up in mouths as well!
Today’s verse talks about an overflow that is even better than chocolate! Paul is teaching that even though the consequences of Adam’s sin are far reaching and for all time, God’s grace and salvation overflows to the many. His grace or unmerited favor is greater than all our sin (Romans 5:20). There is not a single sin that is not covered by God’s grace when confessed. The gift of His grace is much greater than the judgement that followed that one sin of Adam’s. Christ’s gift of grace covers all sin and provides right standing with God (verse 16).
God’s abundant supply of grace is overflowing. He never stops it up and says, “that’s enough!” His grace never runs dry. It continually flows bringing forgiveness and righteousness! As I continually sin, I need His grace to be overflowing. Everyday I need to feel His love and forgiveness wash over me, giving me a new start. Everyday I can count on His grace as it has nothing to do with me earning it and everything to do with His incredible love.
Thank you Lord, for Your overflowing grace to me!