“…For the sin of this one man, Adam, brought death to many, But even greater is God’s wonderful grace and His gift of forgiveness to many through this other man, Jesus Christ.”
Isn’t the word BUT such a wonderful word. In a positive context, all that can come before it, can be swept away by what precedes it. Today’s wonderful bible verse is a perfect example of this. The writer of Romans explains to us, that because of Adam’s disobedience in the Garden of Eden, death and sin entered the world. BUT because of the grace of God, who sent Jesus to take the place for the punishment of our sin and the death caused by it, we are free by receiving His forgiveness. It’s like everything before the BUT is swept away by this river of grace. There is no longer any need to focus on what comes before the BUT rejoice in what happened after it. That BUT was a turning point in the history of mankind, and if you allow it, can be a turning point in your life too. Receive His forgiveness and live in the fullness of God’s grace.