Grace abounded all the more

Romans 5:20, “Now the law came in to increase the trespass, but where sin increased, grace abounded all the more,”

What God has done and has given us is much more than to counteract sin. Christ did not repress or weaken sin – He destroyed it in Himself, so that we might know the power of Him in us. People have been tyrannised so long that they live looking over their shoulders, expecting sin to raise its ugly head. We need a long, steady realisation that the grace of Christ is much more than enough to deliver us”

~Les Wheeldon

What a word of dependence and victory.

Except taken from his “Hearing God’s Heart” Devotional, a portion available via YouVersion Reading Plan or you can purchase a copy at his website.

The Universal Progression of Sin

The woman was convinced. She saw that the tree was beautiful and its fruit looked delicious, and she wanted the wisdom it would give her. So she took some of the fruit and ate it. Then she gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it, too. (Genesis 3:6 NLT)

She stopped and gazed upon the forbidden tree. 90% of the battle was lost right here. The moment we detect sin we must avert our eyes so desire can has less ground in which to root.

Then she examines the fruit, which means she walked near to the tree. Instead of moving away she moved toward the fruit and discovered the great truth about sin- It looks delicious! Always.

Finally, Pride kicked in. It says she wanted to have the wisdom. I’ve long said there is no sin but pride. All sin is a manifestation of selfishness. I know better than God & this is what I want-

The we commit sin.

How much more faithful would we be if we interpreted this process early on with a call to an accountability partner, or voicing memorized scripture.

See the steps & stop early.