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Romans 5:20 - Super-abounding Grace Bookmark

G3922
παρεισε?ρχομαι
pareiserchomai
Thayer Definition:
1) to come in secretly or by stealth, or creep or steal in
2) to enter in addition, come in besides
Rom 5:20 The law came in between - The offence and the free gift. That the offence might abound - That is, the consequence (not the design) of the law's coming in was, not the taking away of sin, but the increase of it. Yet where sin abounded, grace did much more abound - Not only in the remission of that sin which Adam brought on us, but of all our own; not only in remission of sins, but infusion of holiness; not only in deliverance from death, but admission to everlasting life, a far more noble and excellent life than that which we lost by Adam's fall. (John Wesley)
The Law came in so that the transgression would increase; but where sin increased, grace abounded all the more, (NASB)
Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound: (KJV)
God's law was given so that all people could see how sinful they were. But as people sinned more and more, God's wonderful grace became more abundant. (NLT)
Now the law came in so that the transgression may increase, but where sin increased, grace multiplied all the more, (NET)
Gal 2:4  Even that question came up only because of some so-called Christians there—false ones, really—who were secretly brought in. They sneaked in to spy on us and take away the freedom we have in Christ Jesus.  They wanted to enslave us and force us to follow their Jewish regulations. New Living Translation

The law, (Mosaic Law) with all of its rites and ceremonies was considered confined to the Jewish people till the Messiah would appear.  However, it should be considered the moral law, the law of our conscience and of life that has been imprinted upon our hearts so that our true depraved nature might become apparent.  The law was not new but rather "came alongside" something that was already in existence—the law written upon our heats.  So it can be said that wherever the Gospel may go, the law goes as well that we may be led to that place where we find the disparity of our condition—the pool of blood from the fatal wound inflicted by our sinful selves from which we cannot extricate ourselves.  Then may we see the Gospel in its true light—able to super-lift us from death to live, from piteous estate to Glory.  So where the law goes there is sin and where sin is, Grace is available to all who would believe!  That is why Christ's Grace is so Amazing!

By Christ and his righteousness, we have more and greater privileges than we lost by the offence of Adam.  The moral law showed that many thoughts, tempers, words, and actions, were sinful, thus transgressions were multiplied.  Not making sin to abound the more, but discovering the sinfulness of it, even as the letting in a clearer light into a room, discovers the dust and filth which were there before, but were not seen.  The sin of Adam, and the effect of corruption in us, are the abounding of that offence which appeared on the entrance of the law.  And the terrors of the law make gospel comforts the more sweet.  Thus God the Holy Spirit has, by the blessed apostle, delivered to us a most important truth, full of consolation, suited to our need as sinners.  Whatever one may have above another, every man is a sinner against God, stands condemned by the law, and needs pardon.  A righteousness that is to justify cannot be made up of a mixture of sin and holiness.  There can be no title to an eternal reward without a pure and spotless righteousness: let us look for it, even to the righteousness of Christ.  (Matthew Henry)
 
Gal 3:19 Why, then, was the law given?  It was given alongside the promise to show people their sins.  But the law was designed to last only until the coming of the child who was promised.  God gave His law through angels to Moses, who was the mediator between God and the people.  New Living Translation
Rom 7:7 Well then, am I suggesting that the law of God is sinful?  Of course not!  In fact, it was the law that showed me my sin.  I would never have known that coveting is wrong if the law had not said, "You must not covet."  New Living Translation

 

G3922
παρεισε?ρχομαι
pareiserchomai
Thayer Definition:
1) to come in secretly or by stealth, or creep or steal in
2) to enter in addition, come in besides
Rom 5:20 The law came in between - The offence and the free gift. That the offence might abound - That is, the consequence (not the design) of the law's coming in was, not the taking away of sin, but the increase of it. Yet where sin abounded, grace did much more abound - Not only in the remission of that sin which Adam brought on us, but of all our own; not only in remission of sins, but infusion of holiness; not only in deliverance from death, but admission to everlasting life, a far more noble and excellent life than that which we lost by Adam's fall. (John Wesley)
The Law came in so that the transgression would increase; but where sin increased, grace abounded all the more, (NASB)
Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound: (KJV)
God's law was given so that all people could see how sinful they were. But as people sinned more and more, God's wonderful grace became more abundant. (NLT)
Now the law came in so that the transgression may increase, but where sin increased, grace multiplied all the more, (NET)
Gal 2:4  Even that question came up only because of some so-called Christians there—false ones, really—who were secretly brought in. They sneaked in to spy on us and take away the freedom we have in Christ Jesus.  They wanted to enslave us and force us to follow their Jewish regulations. New Living Translation

The law, (Mosaic Law) with all of its rites and ceremonies was considered confined to the Jewish people till the Messiah would appear.  However, it should be considered the moral law, the law of our conscience and of life that has been imprinted upon our hearts so that our true depraved nature might become apparent.  The law was not new but rather "came alongside" something that was already in existence—the law written upon our heats.  So it can be said that wherever the Gospel may go, the law goes as well that we may be led to that place where we find the disparity of our condition—the pool of blood from the fatal wound inflicted by our sinful selves from which we cannot extricate ourselves.  Then may we see the Gospel in its true light—able to super-lift us from death to live, from piteous estate to Glory.  So where the law goes there is sin and where sin is, Grace is available to all who would believe!  That is why Christ's Grace is so Amazing!

By Christ and his righteousness, we have more and greater privileges than we lost by the offence of Adam.  The moral law showed that many thoughts, tempers, words, and actions, were sinful, thus transgressions were multiplied.  Not making sin to abound the more, but discovering the sinfulness of it, even as the letting in a clearer light into a room, discovers the dust and filth which were there before, but were not seen.  The sin of Adam, and the effect of corruption in us, are the abounding of that offence which appeared on the entrance of the law.  And the terrors of the law make gospel comforts the more sweet.  Thus God the Holy Spirit has, by the blessed apostle, delivered to us a most important truth, full of consolation, suited to our need as sinners.  Whatever one may have above another, every man is a sinner against God, stands condemned by the law, and needs pardon.  A righteousness that is to justify cannot be made up of a mixture of sin and holiness.  There can be no title to an eternal reward without a pure and spotless righteousness: let us look for it, even to the righteousness of Christ.  (Matthew Henry)
 
Gal 3:19 Why, then, was the law given?  It was given alongside the promise to show people their sins.  But the law was designed to last only until the coming of the child who was promised.  God gave His law through angels to Moses, who was the mediator between God and the people.  New Living Translation
Rom 7:7 Well then, am I suggesting that the law of God is sinful?  Of course not!  In fact, it was the law that showed me my sin.  I would never have known that coveting is wrong if the law had not said, "You must not covet."  New Living Translation

 



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