Adam, the created son of God, sinned. His sin was bound by time, punishment, and death; for the created is not limitless. Each sin created through the line of Adam requires a mechanical aid for the assent to God’s forgiveness. This forgiveness requires effort to understand and labor to overcome. The way is difficult. God provided grace from the uncreated One – The Son of God.
Jesus comes from the measureless and infinite nature of God, Himself. It is through Him we find grace on top of grace.
Paul shows us this in Romans 5:15, “God’s free gift is not like Adam’s sin. Many people died because of the sin of that one man. But the grace from God was much greater; many people received God’s gift of life by the grace of the one man, Jesus Christ.”
The word “greater” in this passage is not bigger but infinite. Bigger would indicate there is still limits to His grace. However, God’s grace is measureless.
For example, when sin abounds within you, God’s grace abounds all the more for you. Not because you sin, but because His mercy is superior to your sin. What makes is superior? It knows no bounds! God is not full of mercy; He is infinitely overflowing with it.
To be full is to still have limits. But not with God; in Him, there are no limits. God works outside of the created. His treasures are far beyond what our finite minds can comprehend. But the lack of comprehension does not mean we are unable to experience the wealth of heaven.
When I think of His grace, I am overcome by what I do not deserve. Why, I may ask, do I get to receive this measureless mercy that He brings? Since I do not deserve His mercy, where does His motivation come? It’s His love that prompts His grace.
As A. W. Tozer puts it, “God’s love is measureless. It is more: it is boundless. It has no bounds because it is not a thing but a facet of the essential nature of God. His love is something He is, and because He is infinite, that love can enfold the whole created world in itself and have room for ten thousand times ten thousand worlds besides.”
Are you caught in a sin? Are you struggling with temptation? Is your guilt getting you down?
God’s endless love is reaching out to you. Your failings do not bind his grace. If you want God bad enough, He will come to you and heal you.
Come now; cast aside the sin that so easily entangles you. Stop looking to your sin, and look to your Savior. No worries that you have committed this sin over and over. No need to fret with guilt about what you deserve. It is no longer about what you deserve;
it’s about God’s measureless love encircling you with His grace. No longer do you need to be frustrated by your human limitations. When you receive God’s much much more, you enter the limitless nature of our loving God. Allow His grace to wipe out your incessant sinning. Freedom is just around the bend.