The Best Cleanser

Romans 5:12-21 (16)

[16] And not as it was by one that sinned, so is the gift: for the judgment was by one to condemnation, but the free gift is of many offences unto justification.

One company advertizes, “Why not clean just once and not have to clean again for awhile?  Wouldn’t that be much better?  Now, you clean it once with Power Green Cleaning products then you use our sealers and forget.  It will stay for clean for years.  All you will have to do is wipe it off.”  This is a weak comparison to what Paul described in Romans 5.  Adam’s sin stained the whole human race but God’s cleansing grace was greater.  Jesus on the cross provided salvation that was able to undo Eden’s tragedy.

Julia Harriet Johnston described this beautifully when she wrote:

Marvelous grace of our loving Lord,
Grace that exceeds our sin and our guilt!
Yonder on Calvary’s mount outpoured,
There where the blood of the Lamb was spilled.

Sin and despair, like the sea waves cold,
Threaten the soul with infinite loss;
Grace that is greater, yes, grace untold,
Points to the refuge, the mighty cross.

Dark is the stain that we cannot hide.
What can avail to wash it away?
Look! There is flowing a crimson tide,
Brighter than snow you may be today.

Marvelous, infinite, matchless grace,
Freely bestowed on all who believe!
You that are longing to see His face,
Will you this moment His grace receive?

Dr. Gayle Woods

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