Romans 5:17 – For if, because of one man’s trespass, death reigned through that one man, much more will those who receive the abundance of grace and the free gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man Jesus Christ.
We are all born into sin through Adam and have all fallen short of the glory of God. Because of the sin, of Adam death reigned. However, much greater is the overflowing grace and free gift to be made right with the Father and reconciled through one man, Jesus Christ. The gift of righteousness is available by grace in life now, not to all, but those who receive the love of Christ.
I must remember that I was dead in my own sin. Trapped, with no way out on my own. My back to God and eternally separated from Him. Yet while I was still a sinner, through the undeserving grace of God, He sent Jesus to pay for all my sin in full so I could be saved and justified before a holy and righteous God. By stepping out in faith alone and receiving the free gift of grace offered by God through Jesus, I too can be saved and made right with God now and forever.
Thank you for rescuing me from my sin and the death I deserved. Help me to live in your grace every day, knowing there is nothing I can do on my own to be saved or justified. Let the Spirit guide me to love you and others to bring all the glory to you.