The greatest force that might work to keep us from knowing the fullness of God’s grace is the sin that came to us from Adam. If allowed, this sin will try to rule us even after we have trusted the Lord Jesus as Savior. But, the Apostle Paul found that the grace that came through Jesus has a greater power than the sin that came through Adam. Paul expressed it well in Romans 6:14—For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace.
In the Greek New Testament, the word for sin has a Definite Article with it. So does the word for death. This would make the passage read “the sin” and “the death.”
Paul made first reference to this in Romans 5:12. Wherefore, as by one man—that is, through Adam—the sin entered into the world, and the death by the sin; and so the death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned.
The root of all sin and the beginning of all death came into the world by that one man Adam. The rebellion against God began with a fullness that would end in hopelessness, were it not for the greater fullness that came by the Lord Jesus.
O, GREAT REDEEMER, what a wonder that You have loved me enough to take my sin! And, not my sin only, but the sin of every person who ever lived. I am only beginning to know the fullness of the salvation You brought into my own soul. And now, my heart is beginning to know that this fullness is for every person in the world. Please give me a heart of concern for all for whom the Lord Jesus died.