Fear of God Devotional: Understanding the Enormity of God’s Grace



How do you understand the enormity of God’s grace?

Joel Beeke shares in this video that there was a medieval theologian who wrote a book about the Atonement that explains how great sin is and how great grace is. T see the enormity of grace, you must see the enormity of your sin.

As pastors, we need to preach the enormity of sin so that our congregation and run to Christ for the forgiveness of their sins. Both issues deserve equal attention. For instance, pastors should not overly emphasize the goodness and grace of God while neglecting to preach about the sinfulness of sin. 

Romans 6:1-4 (NKJV) – “What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin that grace may abound? Certainly not! How shall we who died to sin live any longer in it? Or do you not know that as many of us as were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into His death? Therefore we were buried with Him through baptism into death, that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.”

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