Moreover [de] the law [nomos] entered [pareiserchomai], that [hina] the offence [paraptoma] might abound [pleonazo].
But [de] where [hou] sin [hamartia] abounded [pleonazo], grace [charis] did much
more abound [huperperisseuo]: KJV-Interlinear
20 Now the
law came in to increase the trespass, but where sin increased, grace abounded
all the more, ESV
Too often people think that the Law of Moses, and more specifically the Ten Commandments, are the solution to sin. And that is a wrong belief. Grace, is the solution to sin, not the Mosaic Law. The Mosaic Law, as we have already studied, sets forth a standard with which no one can comply.
And here, Paul clearly states, that the law was given to clearly show the boundary where sin begins.
Before the law, people probably thought that much of what they were doing was not sinful, simply because there was no documentation. But after the law was written, then there was adequate documentation to demonstrate that the magnitude of sins was far greater than what anyone imagined.
The law itself did not create more sins, it simply documented the fact that the number of sins committed by people was far greater than anyone would care to admit.
Therefore, with the writing of the law, the numbers of sins that were recognized, increased dramatically.
But, by the same token, the impact of grace likewise increased dramatically.
People were not dealing with simply one sin, namely Adam’s original sin, but people were dealing with their own personal sins, which they committed by choice, and were therefore held accountable for their decisions in transgression.
No one can look back on Adams sin and blame him for the problems of the world. Everyone must look in the mirror and see themselves, and see that they are personally responsible for their own failure and for the problems of this world.
Remember that when God created the angels, there was no sin, and they were perfect. When God created the universe, there was no sin, and it was perfect. When God restored the earth and created Adam, there was no human sin and it was perfect.
Satans sin sent the universe into ruin, and Adams and human sin sent the earth into ruin.
You cannot blame God, you cannot blame Satan, you cannot blame Adam, only.
All problems in the world are a direct result of sin, and each and every person is responsible in one way or another.
The world is not condemned by one sin. That only established the pattern of how the world was and does function.
The world is condemned by the existence of innumerable sins.
Likewise, grace did not solve only one sin, Adams sin, but grace solved all sins throughout all of human history.
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