Friday, April 02, 2010

HIS GRACE IS ENOUGH: The Supply of Abounding Grace

In Romans 5:20-21, Paul the Apostle presents to us the sufficiency, supremacy and supply of abounding grace.

20 Moreover the law entered that the offense might abound. But where sin abounded, grace abounded much more,
21 so that as sin reigned in death, even so grace might reign through righteousness to eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
[emphasis added]

That last phrase, “through Jesus Christ our Lord” is critical to our grasp of grace. Wrapped up in those five words is the inexhaustible source of all grace. It all flows from the wounds of Christ on the cross—He, an infinite being with an infinite supply of grace! That is what we celebrate today as we come to the day on the Christian calendar known as Good Friday. Disciples of Christ, all around the world blend voices from every language to testify, “His grace is enough!” Our backgrounds may be different; our features and personalities are diverse; yet there is this common experience that through our relationship with Christ, we have shared an uncommon grace.

There is a fountain filled with blood
Drawn from Immanuel’s veins;
And sinners, plunged beneath that flood,
Lose all their guilty stains…” (William Cowper)

No matter the sin you may be guilty of—no matter how many times you have rejected His offer of salvation—today, I want you to know His grace is enough! Would you come to Him? Would you receive the free gift of His grace?

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