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Grace Super Abounding

 

Moreover the law entered that the offense might abound. But where sin abounded, grace abounded much more,” (Romans 5:20 (NKJV). Paul uses two different words for abound in this verse. It’s in here for a reason and doesn’t really shout out what it really means. The law entered so that the trespasses should abound or increase (pleonase). But where the trespass or sin increased or abounded (pleonasen), grace super increased or abounded (huperperisseusen). From hyper we get our word super. The Centenary Translation says it like this, “Now law was brought in so that transgression might abound; but where sin abounded, grace super-abounded” (Romans 5:20 MontgomeryNT). This is where we get the idea of hyper grace—grace greater than all sin put together for all time for everyone forever. Grace always triumphs over sin. No matter the sin, grace will forgive and forget. Grace sets saints apart from sinners. Sinners become saints by grace through faith. Remember this old song?

Refrain:

Grace, grace, God’s grace,

Grace that will pardon and cleanse within;

Grace, grace, God’s grace,

Grace that is greater than all our sin!

Grace Greater than Our Sin, Julia H. Johnston, pub.1910

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