Shall we go on sinning so that grace may increase? Romans 6:1
Over the past few years, the subject of grace has grossly been misunderstood and in some quarters greatly abused just like it was in the time of Paul the Apostle. Grace is not a license to sin but an empowerment to live above it. Grace is God making all of Him available to man and for man. It is the assurance of pardon and the and reminder to continue living for Christ!
As Paul warns, it’s important that we do not take God’s grace for granted, as if grace simply gives us a license to go on sinning. Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a World War II martyr, agreed. He taught against “cheap grace”—or “preaching forgiveness without requiring repentance”—because God’s grace for us was so costly. God’s Son, Jesus Christ, gave up his life to save us from sin.
Paul asks, “What shall we say, then? Shall we go on sinning so that grace may increase?” Of course not! That would disrespect God’s grace and cheapen Jesus’ sacrifice. Grace is the power to live above sin. And we have that power available and possible possible through Jesus today!
I Declare: Father, thank you for supplying me with enough grace to live a over sin and satan. I DECLARE that grace overflows my life, therefore I live the God empowered life.
Ignite Thought: Grace does not increase because we sin, grace increases to neutralize sin and all it’s consequence.