Tuesday, March 19, 2013

19 March 2013 - Romans 5: 16

Tuesday, March 19
The judgment resulted from one trespass in condemnation, but the gift resulted from many trespasses in a declaration of righteousness. — Rom. 5:16

Think what a gift it is for the Almighty to forgive the sin a person inherited as well as the wrongs he committed! The apostles and others receiving this loving gift (being declared righteous) would have to continue to worship the true God in faith. With what future reward? “Those who receive the abundance of the undeserved kindness and of the free gift of righteousness [will] rule as kings in life through the one person, Jesus Christ.” The gift has life as its outcome. (Rom. 5:17; Luke 22:28-30) Those receiving that gift, being declared righteous, become God’s spiritual sons. As joint heirs with Christ, they have the prospect of being resurrected to heaven as actual spirit sons to “rule as kings” with Jesus Christ. — Rom. 8:15-17, 23 w11 6/15 2:14, 15