Romans 5:18-19


One of the things I’ve struggled with is the biblical teaching that we all fell in Adam. Adam sinned, and we all followed him. I don’t like that. I don’t think I deserve to be punished for what happened ages and ages before I even existed. I don’t think I deserve that at all. It doesn’t seem fair. I get all bent out of shape about that sometimes even though I have demonstrated daily that I’m no better than Adam.

You know what’s not fair? That Jesus’ obedience counts as my righteousness. That’s unfair! My life isn’t that different than Adam’s. My future should be tied up with his. But instead, by the gracious gift of God, my future is tied up with Jesus’ and the life he lived. My life looks nothing like his, but I get the benefits. It isn’t fair and we should be deeply glad and deeply moved by his grace and beauty every day.