Romans 5:17 For if, by the trespass of the one man, death reigned through that one man, how much more will those who receive God’s abundant provision of grace and of the gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man, Jesus Christ!
Thanks a lot Adam
Boy, I have had a great time reading Romans this week. There has been some really good stuff. I just haven’t had any time at all to blog. In fact, I don’t really have the time to do so today either. But I did notice something about this verse that was very exciting. Paul is writing here that the actions of one man (Adam) affected all of mankind greatly. We can all recognize that. But then he points out that the actions of one man (Jesus) also affected all of mankind greatly. The difference is that Jesus brought abundant provision, grace, and life. It’s there, it’s available. Not just a little bit, but an abundant amount of it! That’s amazing!
So if you find yourself getting frustrated with Adam, why not try thanking Jesus instead. Sure Adam got us into this whole mess, but Jesus got us out.