by Randy Chambers, 2015-03-18
Romans 6:1-2, KJV: What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein?
"We have all sinned, and fallen short of God's glory." And yet, sometimes, we would like to pretend as though we have not. The world today exceedingly resists the idea that we take responsibility for our actions. For some reason, something inside of us does not want to recognize our true condition--that being fallen. But until we see our true condition we cannot see our need. And until we realize our need, we cannot understand the far-reaching Grace of God. Paul asked rhetorically, "Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound?" Of course not--"God forbid." Yet the more we realize that we are fallen, selfish people, the more we will see the Grace of God goes deeper than our deepest sinful deed, and covers us perfectly. Should we go on sinning without regard or regret? God forbid. But when we fall--and we will--let us always fall into the immeasurable grace of God and trust Him to help us to stand once again in Him.