"Where sin abounded, grace did much more abound"
(Romans 5:20)

  Can we outsinned the grace of God? There are those that claim that we can; but what saith the Lord? "Where sin abounded, grace did much more abound"! What does this mean? Simply this: That no matter how high are the Alps of your sins, that no matter how much you have sin in your entire life, the Grace of God is more than sufficient to reach you whereever you are in your sins! What does this mean? It means that whenever grace reaches you, not only will it be effectual, but also it will be irresistable, so that you "shall be saved in the LORD with an everlasting salvation" (Isaiah 45:17). "For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast" (Ephesians 2:8,9). That's why there is hope for any sinner, there's hope for YOU and ME, because God's "so great salvation" (Hebrews 2:3) is ALL OF GRACE; from beginning to end! Hallelujah!!!

    Having thus begun, by God's grace, we are responsible to "grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ" (2 Peter 3:18). We still need God's grace to live the Christian life! Let us be careful "that (we) receive not the grace of God in vain" (2 Corinthians 6:1; cp. 1 Corinthians 15:10); "for the grace of God that bringeth salvation" teaches "us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this world" while we look "look for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Savior Jesus Christ; who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works" (Titus 2:11-14). Yes, let the grace of God given to us in Christ Jesus shine forth in all its glory for His glory. Amen!