20 … but where sin increased, grace abounded all the more, 21 so that, as sin reigned in death, even so grace would reign through righteousness to eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.(Romans 5).
The word “abound” is another word with a root and a preposition in front of it. The preposition is the word from which we get our word “hyper” and “uber” (from German) so that it is not just to “abound” but “to abound beyond measure — to super abound.” The only other place this word is found is in 2 Corinthians 7:4, describing how Paul and his compatriots were “overflowing with joy” in their trials. Here it is about God’s uber grace superabounding in our lives.
Thus, the Law lures our sinful nature out into the open where it can be attacked by God’s superabounding grace — a grace that is so great that it overwhelms. Picture a huge army swooping in on another and completely overwhelming it. That’s what God’s grace does with our sin. In light of God’s grace, sin doesn’t stand a chance.
Lord, we praise You for the overwhelming power of Your uber grace, coming in to destroy sin and its effects in our lives. Help us to walk This Day in the power of that grace. Amen.