Abounding Grace on Main Street

·?ëœÄŒµœÅœÄŒµœÅŒ?œÉœÉŒµ·?ªœâ huperperisseuo, hoop-er-per-is-syoo¬¥-o; to super-abound: ‚Äî abound much more, exceeding.
– 1 There are only two places in scripture where this word appears
Romans 5:20 The law was added so that the trespass might
increase. But where sin increased, grace increased all the
2Corinthians 7:4 I have great confidence in you; I take great
pride in you. I am greatly encouraged; in all our troubles my
joy knows no bounds.
– 2 in both of these places, the thing over-increasing is a good
thing, joy, grace, but the reason for those things
super-abounding and over-increasing is a bad thing, sin and
– 3 I was just thinking about all of the should I put in the Bible.
Like I would say, “where sin increases, grace SHOULD abound” and
“By this all men [SHOULD] know you are my disciples, that you
[SHOULD] love one another.” But what if I read it as it is. It
will happen. God will make it so. It is not something I have to
grunt at because it SHOULD be. It is something that will be, or
is, because God IS and WILL BE.
– 4 So the next time I see a policeman pull over someone for a bribe,
or a judge not pronounce the right verdict because they are
afraid of the government, I can honestly say “Grace IS abounding