Today’s Encouragement is Romans 5:21 NLT So just as sin ruled over all people and brought them to death, now God’s wonderful grace rules instead, giving us right standing with God and resulting in eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
In the time before Christ, when everyone who wanted to please God was burdened by guilt and shame for their sin and were allowed to make sacrificial offerings of various types to relive themselves of this guilt, by doing as the law required. This was the time referred to here as ‘sin ruled over all people and brought them to death’… this was before Christ.
But – now that ‘eternal life through Jesus has come’; He has brought the pathway to Peace between God and Man, created a righteousness for mankind, the restoration of a genuine, close, personal, forgiving, accepting Father to child relationship for all who will believe in Him.
And for all believers, it is God’s wonderful grace that now rules! His Grace is now in control of our life and our relationship with Him is under the rule of Grace, and not of sin! Now, Shame, Guilt, Fear, Doubt, and any sin which separates us from God, is no longer in control! We are not ‘subject to the rule’ of Sin, in any form! Instead, Now, because of Christ…
Friends this means for you and me today –
Shame is a lie- because Grace rules.
Guilt is erased- because Grace rules.
Sin is powerless- because Grace rules.
Death is defeated- because Grace rules.
Fear is impotent- because Grace rules.
We are free to rest in God’s abundant Love – because – Grace rules.
Whatever you may struggle with today… Grace rules over it… God’s wonderful Grace!
Grace that is greater