S – scripture
For if, by the trespass of the one man, death reigned through that one man, how much more will those who receive God’s abundant provision of grace and of the gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man, Jesus Christ! (Romans 5:17 NIV)
O – observation
One act of obedience changes everything! Gods abundant provision of Grace and the gift of righteousness. The provision was not limited and the gift was just that – a gift. It cost us nothing, but it cost him everything to provide and give. The abundant provision of grace is not cheap…
A – application
If grace is not cheap, then I need to remember what it costs ever time I have a chance to stray, every time there is an opportunity for unrighteousness behavior. Let the words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart be acceptable…be fuled by the understanding of GRACE!
P – prayer
Lord may we not be legalistic in our approach to salvation and daily living. Lord may I grasp the richness of your provision in Grace and the gift of righteousness. May this provision fuel my daily choices to live a holy life!