Category: Bible Study Devotionals
So hey, I was reading in my Bible study today this verse: Romans 5:20.
Before I go on, I'd like to point out that in what I've noticed, Romans seems to tell the entire Bible in one book, with problem of sin (like in the Old Testament) in chapters 1-4, redemption (like the Gospels and Acts) in chapter 5, and then how to use this new salvation in chapters 6-16 (like the rest of the letters in the New Testament). So that's cool.
So, anyway, I'm in Romans 5 (which is one of my favourite chapters) and there are so many awesome verses in there. But the one that really stuck out to me today was verse 20. It says "The law was brought in so that the trespass might increase. But where sin increased, grace increased all the more," I LOVE that last sentence.
What it means, what that last statement means, is that when Satan thought he had won, God said, "Nope!"
Isn't that like the coolest thing? EVER?
I realized that basically the entire resurrection of Jesus can be summed up in one word: denied. Let me explain. In Jesus' resurrection, sin was denied. Hell was denied. Satan was denied. The worldliness was denied. Death was denied. All the haters were denied. All the doubts were denied. You know why? Because Jesus is bigger than that! Seriously, is that not the coolest thing that you've ever heard?!
Satan thinks that he's so cool, rolling around on earth. He forgets that his time is limited. He's going down because he's already been defeated.