“Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound:” – Romans 5:20
Sin has abounded from Adam to the present and physical death, itself, confirms the fact of the sin problem and that sin problem traces back to the corporate head of the human race, Adam. “Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:” – Romans 5:12 The Law of Moses turned the spotlight upon the fact of sin yet, never was designed to provide a remedy for sin! The grievous nature of sin is exposed by the Law in its, “Thou shalt’s” and “Thou shalt not’s”, as seen even in the 10 Commandments. The Law exposes sin but cannot cleanse from sin. I think of walking into a dark room and turning the light switch on. The light would cause any potential cock-roach to flee to the cover of some dark nook or cranny. The light itself would not kill the cock-roach but it would dispel the darkness, causing the irritant of light to become a threat to the insect. The nature of the Law can also be illustrated by a mirror. The mirror reveals the appearance or need of attention to our body but can do nothing more than reflect that condition!
Abounding sin is undeniable in our world. It even seems that sin and its devastating results have only intensified with the passing of time. The last days of the Church age are predicted by the Bible to convey similarities to the days of Noah before the flood. Noah’s days were corrupted by sin abounding to the point that God intervened in judgment! Noah’s days mirror our current days. “And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.” – Genesis 6:5
God’s grace super abounds for Jesus can save the vilest sinner! “Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them.” – Hebrews 7:25 The core problem today behind violence in the streets, corruption in our government, chaos on our borders, unrest in our world, and hopelessness in human lives is much deeper than human eyes can see. The inherent nature of sin is found in all human beings and is the basic reason for wickedness in this world. “For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, Thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness: All these evil things come from within, and defile the man.” – Mark 7:21-23
The super abounding grace of God, alone, can change the heart and turn the sinner around! “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.” – II Corinthians 5:17 Imagine homes, neighborhoods, and even our Country if more people, controlled by abounding sin, experienced the super abounding saving grace of God!
Our world and Country is in a mess and people are lonely, suffering, and in despair. Multitudes are trying drugs, alcohol, and pleasure, in an attempt to bring real happiness. The answer is still in the old fashioned, tried and proven, and eternally secure salvation that comes through Jesus Christ and His work on the cross. The super abounding grace of God is still the greatest need and glorious provision for every sinner on planet earth and the proof for this statement will be illustrated forever by the eternal testimonies of the redeemed in Heaven.