“The law was brought in so that the trespass might increase. But where sin increased, grace increased all the more, 21 so that, just as sin reigned in death, so also grace might reign through righteousness to bring eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” (Romans 5:20—21)


            Paul is saying, the law was brought in so that the trespass might increase, meaning the law reveals my sins and I am found not righteous.  I am found guilty.  The law exposes my inconsistency.  It exposes my natural man that is opposing to God’s truth.  Thus, I am unable to keep the law on my own.  I am powerless against my sins that the law exposed and revealed.  I can never measure up.

            But thank God for Jesus who came not to nullify the law, but to take the sins the law revealed and exposed in my life upon himself so I may have the righteousness of God.  Paul also added, “But where sin increased, grace increased all the more.  The greater the sin revealed in my life, the greater the grace of God increases toward me.  Sin always brings death.  Sin always brings condemnation.  Sin always brings a separation between me and God.

            But GRACE ALWAYS brings life and freedom.  Grace brings a person the righteousness and eternal life through Christ.  I love this statement because of it helps reminds me that when I fall into sin, God moves to action.  Whenever I am struggling with sin, I am reminded that God has already made provision for me to bare the moment with the power of His grace. 

            We are never left to help ourselves when we have fallen into sin.  We do not have the power to free ourselves when we fall in sin, but we do have Christ who is the Father’s grace toward us law breakers.  Jesus was obedient, even to the cross, and for the joy of seeing me forgiven and set for eternity, he endured the cross.  This is a powerful statement and the one worth accepting and live it daily. 

            Paul wrote that, Where Sin increased, GRACE INCREASED ALL THE MORE, so that the righteousness of God, brings to me eternal life through my Lord Jesus.  I am grateful for God’s eternal plans of bringing me home to him. 


I remember this word from the Psalms, saying; Blessed is the one whose transgressions are forgiven, whose sins are covered. Blessed is the one whose sin the Lord does not count against them and in whose spirit is no deceit.” (Psalms 32:1—2) I am taking this to heart, so that I will always know without a shout of a doubt, that my sins has been dealt with by Jesus and that I can live happy life. 


            Father, thank you for reminding me today that when my sins increase, your grace increase all the more.  Please help me never to take your grace for granted.  I ask that you continue to help me know that when sin and on the increase that I must run to you and your grace is sufficient for all my sins.  I look to your grace today. Amen!