When Sin Abounds

Doesn't it seem as if sin is abounding more and more? The media presents sin to us as if it is a form of entertainment.

Paul wrote, "Where sin abounded, grace did much more abound" (Romans 5:20). I thank God for His grace. Without God's grace and favor in our lives, where would we be?

Ancient Greek tragedies presented to us heroes with fatal flaws. Wrath, lust, greed, and other sins caused many heroes to fall. It is still happening today, and that's why people need to learn to experience God's grace--His unmerited favor.

One person describes grace this way: "It enables us to do what we could not do, to be what we could not be, to receive what we could not receive...."

Today's headlines show how sin abounds in our present day:

  • The head of the IMF is charged with rape.
  • The ex-governor of California has fathered a child out of wedlock.
  • A mother is on trial for killing her child.
  • Murder happens every day in so many cities.
  • Sin is abundant everywhere.
  • When sin abounds, as it is today, what can people do? The answer is found in God's amazing grace.

C.H. Spurgeon writes, "Will you come into the lifeboat of God's grace just as you are? God wants you to be safe and secure. Accept His sure deliverance. You might say, 'I do not have anything to bring with me.' That's all right; you do not have to bring anything with you. A person who is escaping from a horrible situation in order to save his or her life is not concerned about possessions. In fact, the person might possibly leave his or her possessions, including even clothing, behind. So take the leap of faith just as you are." (From All of Grace by Charles Spurgeon.)

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