Under Gods Command

Romans 5:12 (12) Therefore, just as sin entered the world through one man, and death through sin, and in this way death came to all men, because all sinned

How can we be declared guilty for something Adam did thousands of year’s age?  Many feel it isn’t right for God to judge us because of Adam’s sin.  Yet each of us confirms our solidarity with Adam by our own sins each day.

Bringing it Home: We are made of the same stuff and are prone to rebel, and we are judged for the sins we commit.  Because we are sinners, it isn’t fairness we need-it’s mercy.

(13)-for before the law was given, sin was in the world.  But sin is not taken into account when there is no law.  (14) Nevertheless death reigned from the time of Adam to the time of Moses, even over those who did not sin by breaking a command, as did Adam, who was a pattern of the one to come. 

 Paul has shown that keeping the law does not bring salvation.  Here he adds that breaking the law is not what brings death, Death is the result of Adam’s sin and of the sins we all commit, even it they don’t resemble Adam’s.  Paul reminds his readers that for thousands of years the law had not yet been explicitly given, and yet people died.  The law was added, he explains in 5:20, to help people see their sinfulness, to show them the seriousness of their offenses, and to drive them to God for mercy and pardon.  This was true in Moses’ day, and it is still true today.  Sin is a deep discrepancy between who we are and who we were created to be.  The law points out our sin and places the responsibly for it squarely on our shoulders.  But the law offers no remedy.

 Lets Bring it home: When we are convicted of sin, we must turn to Jesus Christ for healing.

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