Tuesday, January 29, 2013

The Impact of Grace

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And the law came in besides, that the trespass might abound; but where sin abounded, grace did abound more exceedingly:  that, as sin reigned in death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Romans 5:20-21 (ASV) 

Now the law came in to increase the trespass, but where sin increased, grace abounded all the more,  so that, as sin reigned in death, grace also might reign through righteousness leading to eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Romans 5:20-21 (ESV


We know what is right and wrong from the law. We willfully break the law. With the Law we are condemned. Breaking God's law leads to death.  Jesus Christ came into the world, bringing a grace-gift to us. What flows from Jesus is not death, but life.  The surpassing excellence of Christ’s salvation is shown in that grace abounded over all our sins.


Allow the full impact of grace to flow through your thoughts, your attitudes, 
your responses, your words.  Open the gates and let those good things stampede 
freely across your tough day. You stand alongside and relax.  

—  Charles Swindoll 

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