In continuation of the sentence of verse 20, where it concludes by saying “grace did much more abound”, this should not be misunderstood to mean quantity, or degree of measure. It is not conveying the thought of measurement as if to say grace is weighed or numbered in measurements liken unto the system of the earthly realm, where man operates in this manner. We must realize that God neither thinks, nor operates like man. God will never conform to the ways of man; man must conform and then be transformed into the image and likeness of God’s persona. What the Scripture is conveying unto the readers mind is, that “grace”, which is the unmerited favor of God’s benevolence towards humanity, shatters and abolishes the stronghold of sin from having dominion over the lives of those who choose to be obedient and conform to God’s will.
The word grace in the Greek is translated as “charis, pronounced as khar’-ece; it means graciousness (as gratifying), the God’s divine influence upon the heart, and its reflection in ones life: acceptable, benefit, favor, or g...
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...tle. Which is, “THAT YE SIN NOT”? What the Scripture is saying here in verse 1 is that if by any reason you should fall into sin, because of the lack of consecration and watchfulness you do not have to remain in the state of sin. God will grant unto you by His mercy another opportunity to be redeemed through the blood of Jesus Christ, for the removing of your sins. Jesus is the advocate for those who fall in the temptation of their flesh and sin. The word advocate in the Greek parakletos, pronounced par-ak’-lay-tos, meaning an intercessor, counselor: comforter. Jesus Christ is represented as the mediator that counsels you unto strength, showing you the way back unto God. Once you have returned unto the Father, He will comfort you and keep you, only if you allow Him. The Lord will never console you in the state of your sins, for He finds no pleasure in you sinning.
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