Grace is favor from God. Some take this favor as license to sin. Since they think God’s grace has forgiven them, actions diminish in light of abounding grace. I appreciate the applause for grace, but cringe at the application.
Shall we sin that grace may abound? No. Turning grace into lasciviousness is equal with denying the Lord Jesus Christ.
Grace teaches us to deny ungodliness and worldly lust, and to live soberly, righteously and godly in this present world.
If you like sin, being taught to not sin doesn’t seem like much of a favor!
It is not until one grows in understanding of the offense of sin that one can truly see grace abounding.
Once grace is grasped, sin loses its lustre. Sin’s slow death in our actions creates rejoicing in God’s grace.
Those who speak of sin lightly because of grace merely show their ignorance, lack of faith, and trample under foot the Lord Jesus Christ. If you have no desire to stop sinning, then you have no desire for God’s grace.
“That as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord.”