But the free gift is not like the transgression. For if by the transgression of the one the many died, much more did the grace of God and the gift by the grace of the one Man, Jesus Christ, abound to the many. The gift is not like that which came through the one who sinned; for on the one hand the judgment arose from one transgression resulting in condemnation, but on the other hand the free gift arose from many transgressions resulting in justification. For if by the transgression of the one, death reigned through the one, much more those who receive the abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness will reign in life through the One, Jesus Christ. Romans 5:15-17
How I thank You that the free gift is NOT like the transgression! How I thank You that even though death spread to all by the transgression of one, much more did the grace of One, our Lord Jesus, abound to many. Lord, it's amazing to think of Your plan, that even though one transgression resulted in condemnation for all, Your free gift of Jesus arose from many transgressions. It only took ONE Man, the perfect Christ, to pay for all that sin - the sin of the world. Thank You for the power of the cross. Thank You that through Jesus, those who receive the abundance of grace and righteousness will reign in life through Him, our precious Savior and Redeemer.