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So if God is able to bring about His perfect will even though we sin, is there any reason to avoid the traps into which we so easily fall? Why press so hard toward the mark when everything seems to work out well even when we fail?
Pay attention! Although God¬ís grace abounds to us¬óHis ways far above our understanding¬óand He is able to transform our failure, don¬ít trample under foot the Son of God and treat His blood as an unholy thing by deliberately sinning (see Hebrews 10:26¬Ė29).
Paul also addresses this issue in Romans 3: ¬ďBut,¬Ē some say, ¬ďour sins serve a good purpose, for people will see God¬ís goodness when he declares us sinners to be innocent. . . . ¬Ē If you follow that kind of thinking, however, you might as well say that the more we sin the better it is! Those who say such things deserve to be condemned, yet some slander me by saying this is what I preach! (Romans 3:5a, 8, NLT).
Because he often writes about the grace of God for fallen man, Paul reports that some say he is preaching that we should sin more so others will better be able to observe this grace. Nothing could be further from the truth. Later in Romans 6:2 (NLT), he responds to such accusations, saying, ¬ďOf course not! Since we have died to sin, how can we continue to live in it?¬Ē
Yet the fact remains that no one is righteous. We all fail. But we don¬ít have to continue to live in sin. God¬ís grace is always there to help us become better people. We should be maturing children who bring Him praise¬ónot just for the sake of His grace, but for the work of God to restore that which sin destroys.