Romans 5:20 (NET) Now the law came in so that the transgression may increase, but where sin increased, grace multiplied all the more
Simon was so depressed that he could not pray and didn’t even want to go to fellowship. He believed he had failed God too many times and God would not be willing to have anything to do with Him. But after he summoned the courage to go to church that evening, he heard a sermon concerning God’s abundant grace. He immediately knew that even though his sins were big, God’s grace was bigger. Because he received the forgiveness of God, he was determined to talk to his pastor about his struggles because he didn’t want to go back to where he was before he came to church that day. He was guided to some spiritual disciplines that the Lord used to deliver him from bondage to certain sins.
Yesterday, we saw that grace is like the detergent and effort put into washing a dirty vessel or cloth. The dirtier a cloth, the more the detergent and effort required to wash it. The good news is that we serve an unlimited God with abundant grace. There is sufficient grace in God to wash the vilest of sinners and turn them into saints. Even after you have believed and have been washed, God does not want you to sin and His grace ensures this, but if you sin, there is still sufficient grace to cleanse you and make you clean again(see 1 John 2:1-2). You have to believe this and not let the devil rob you of your freedom because of guilt and ignorance. Dwelling in guilt would only ensure that you become ensnared to sin, but receiving the abundant grace and forgiveness of God is the way to receive strength to constantly walk in victory over sin.
Go into today remembering that the abundance of God’s grace towards you is greater than any sin and accusation of Satan. Stand in this grace and enjoy God’s victory over sin and the devil.
Prayer: Father, thank You for Your abundant grace. Please help me walk in it and please you in all things, in Jesus name. Amen.