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Wednesday, August 30, 2023

God's Grace Abounds More



Blessed and happy and to be envied is the person of whose sin the Lord will take no account nor reckon it against him.

—Romans 4:8 (AMPC)



Blessed is the man who will not be charged with the debt of sin (Romans 4:8). The flesh will continually try to claim us all the days of our lives. But Jesus died for all our sins. He paid the debt that was against us long before we were even born. He died for the sins we have committed in the past, the sins we will commit now, and the sins we will commit in the future (Hebrews 10:10-14). 


If I think that I can live a sinless life, then I have made the grace of Christ of no worth (Galatians 2:21). It is only Christ living in me who gives me the desire and the power to live a holy life. I choose to surrender to the righteousness He has credited to me. I choose grace over sin because His grace abounds so much more (Romans 5:20-21).


I was dead, but now I live. I was in sin and broken, but now I am forgiven and whole. I have no reason to live in shame. I have no reason to fear. I have no reason to worry. He is my living hope (1 Peter 1:3). I am safe. I am victorious in His love for me. It is who I am. Christ within me—His Word within me—is life and peace. He is my hope of glory (Colossians 1:27).


All the old in life that condemned me is forever gone. Jesus has presented me without fault or blemish or debt to the Father. That is not just a feeling. That is the truth. My flesh—the feelings of the old person that I once was, will not control me. It is Christ who lives in me. I choose to live by faith in the Son of God who died for me (Galatians 2:20). I will walk by the faith He has given me and not by what I feel in this life (2 Corinthians 5:7).


Thank you, dear Lord, that no sin is held against me. You take no account of it. I don’t have a license to sin. In your righteousness, I am free from sin. I’m no longer a slave to sin but a slave to your righteousness (Romans 6:18). Your grace is greater than all my sin.



© 2023 Lynn Lacher


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