GRACE BEYOND DESCRIPTION 

“The Law came in so that the offense would increase; but where sin increased, grace abounded all the more” (Romans 5:20).

In describing how grace abounded all the more, Paul utilizes a word he uses on one other occasion, 2 Corinthians 7:4, but is found nowhere else in the entirety of Greek literature. It seems as if Paul had to make up a completely new word in the attempt to capture the abundance of God’s overflowing, super-abounding grace. God cannot make his grace any more sufficient than he has made it already. It is sufficient to both save and empower His people for life and service.

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