Much More Then
Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. ~Romans 5:9
Have you ever described the virtue of a product, tool, appliance, or benefit and then, in your excitement, say, “But there is much more”? The term “much more” implies that there is a plethora more of goodness, resource, or power than what we understand or imagine. “Much more” is a wonderful, expressive term that is used in Romans 5 to describe the riches of salvation. This morning, Would you consider with me the blessing of “much more” when we placed our faith in the Lord Jesus as our Savior?
We have much more through deliverance.
“Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him.” The shedding of the blood of Christ was an absolute necessity for the salvation of every sinner. Without the shedding of blood, there is no remission of sin. Jesus' blood was the payment price for our sin. His shed blood was personal. His shed blood is precious. His shed blood is purifying. His shed blood is powerful. His shed blood is perpetual. "Being now justified by his blood" implies that God accepted the shedding of His blood for the complete payment of sin. Its efficacy removes the penalty of sin from every sinner who trusts in Him for salvation. The record book reveals us as if we had never sinned. We have much more through deliverance.
We have much more through dominion.
“For if by one man's offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.)” This verse is saying that we are not only saved from wrath, but we are saved for victory. We have victory in the Lord Jesus Christ. We are placed on the winning side. The word reign implies dominion. When we get saved, we are free from the penalty of sin. When we get saved, we are free from the power of sin. God gives us the victory that overcomes the world. God gives us power over our fears and weaknesses. It’s not an easy road, but with God for us, who can be against us? We have much more through dominion.
We have much more through dispensation.
“But not as the offence, so also is the free gift. For if through the offence of one many be dead, much more the grace of God, and the gift by grace, which is by one man, Jesus Christ, hath abounded unto many.... Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound:” The dispensation that God gives us in salvation is His abounding grace. God’s grace is an inexhaustible supply. God’s grace is an ever-flowing river of love. God’s grace is how we have constant hope. Yes, this body of sin still battles with us, but grace much more abounds. Grace much more abounds in teaching us that denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly. Grace much more abounds so that we might serve God more acceptably. He giveth more grace when the burdens grow greater. He supplies grace that is sufficient when trials afflict and weaken us. We have much more through dispensation.
There is much more than accepting Christ as Savior. Don’t stop short of the blessings that God has in store for you. Keep reading the Bible, keep praying without ceasing, keep being faithful in church, keep serving the Lord, keep looking for the Blessed Hope, and keep witnessing and sharing the gospel. Rejoice this morning that there is much more!
Have a grace-enriched God Morning!
Bible Reading Schedule: Hebrews 1-6