“For just as through the disobedience of the one man the many were made sinners, so also through the obedience of the one man the many will be made righteous.” Romans 5:19.
Verse chosen from today’s Bible reading; 1 Kings 9, 2 Chronicles 8, Psalm 136, and Romans 5.
To a newbie to the Bible, this verse would be very confusing.
With a background in reading the Bible, the pieces come together.
Adam was given specific instructions by God that involved a “you shall surely die” consequence. Adam made the wrong choice and sin (death with God) followed.
God provided a way (sacrificial system) for unintentional sins to be dealt with.
God also heard the prayers for forgiveness from those who committed intentional sins. David is an example in his request to God that He “take away my iniquity.”
Later, God sent Jesus to die (sacrificially) for all our sins. When we trust what Jesus did to save us from sin’s consequences, we are assured of an eternity with God in heaven.
“Lord, thank You for loving us enough to create a way for our sins to be forgiven. We stand hopeless before You otherwise on Judgment Day. Thank You, Lord.”
He prepared a way for us to get out from under the consequences of our sins. Hallelujah!