HH, Sir Godfrey Gregg D.Div
“For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous.” Romans 5:19
By one man’s disobedience, many — many — were made sinners what immeasurable harm and loss one sinner may inflict! His sin does not end with himself. When he imagines that he is done with it — its outcomes and consequences expand in ever-widening circles, until it is impossible to set limits to them.
Is there not a solemn lesson, is there not a loud and insistent warning, for me in these words? What if in the great revealing day, I should encounter my sin looking out at me from a thousand faces, and upbraiding me from a thousand tongues for the injury I have done?
There will be a lot of surprises on that day and it will be very sad for many of us holding these titles and degrees. Rember we have to account to Almighty God for all those entrusted in our care. And God is not slack concerning His promises.
But what valuable good and blessing one Saviour can impart! His obedience does not terminate with Himself. It brings life and peace to a multitude which no man can number. Its harvest of souls is boundless and infinite. From all the centuries and all the countries, they come to God, through Jesus. On this obedience and this Saviour, is my hope built steadfast and stable? Am I one of the many whom it and He made righteous?
“Through the obedience of the one Man, the many will be made righteous!” Let me believe its message. Let me rejoice in its strong consolation. Let me shelter my own bankrupt soul in one of its innumerable crevices and chambers!