A Short Study of Romans 5:21
“Grace reigns through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord.”
The grace that saves the sinner is not mere pity and sentiment such as we find in the creature.
The grace that saves sinners is established on the principles of an honoured law and a satisfied justice (Romans 3:23-26).
Grace does not ignore the law nor set aside its requirements.
No! It establishes the law (Romans 3:31).
Grace established the law because it has a Substitute who perfectly fulfilled the law and endured the death penalty for all who believe, in order that God may be both just and justifier.
Law manifests what is in men – SIN!
Grace manifests what is in God – LOVE!
Law demands righteousness from men!
Grace brings righteousness to men!
Law sentences men to death!
Grace brings dead men to life!
Law speaks of what I must do!
Grace tells what Christ has done!
Law gives knowledge of sin!
Grace puts away sin!
Oh to grace how great a debtor, daily I’m constrained to be.
By Henry Mahan