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Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional!
The law was brought in so that the trespass might increase. But where sin increased, grace increased all the more.
Here St Paul was referring to the original sin of Adam. When Adam sinned, everything started down an endless spiral into spiritual darkness. Then came the first Pentecost at Mt Sinai. At this point in history, God gave Moses the law. But what the law did was to show man how utterly impossible the law was to keep. “I’m Not Sure They Knew,” that the law would have this impact on society when they first received it. But certainly, there needed to be a moral code established in writing to let humankind know the stated right from wrong. The good thing is that when Christ came and became the atoning sacrifice for mankind’s sin, the more sin increased, the more grace was given to combat the evil.
As I write this post, we’re just a few weeks away from the “Feast of Weeks,” or Pentecost. As was stated earlier, the first Pentecost produced the written laws of God. It failed miserably because it was a mark that sinful mankind could not keep. In time Jesus came, and once his sacrifice was made through his death on the cross, burial, and resurrection from the grave, he soon ascended back to the right hand of God. On the first Pentecost, after the atoning sacrifice of Jesus, the baptism in the Holy Spirit was poured out. That Pentecost meant power over weakness because God’s grace is always greater than the devil’s debauchery. But concerning the people at the second Pentecost, “I’m Not Sure They Knew,” just how powerful the grace of God would be down through the ages.
I’m so thankful this AM for your marvelous grace. I have the song going over and over that I used to sing in my father’s church on Sunday mornings. It was, “Grace that is greater than all my sin.” I can never thank you enough, my Lord. Amen