Romans 5:16-20New Living Translation (NLT)
16 And the result of God’s gracious gift is very different from the result of that one man’s sin. For Adam’s sin led to condemnation, but God’s free gift leads to our being made right with God, even though we are guilty of many sins. 17 For the sin of this one man, Adam, caused death to rule over many. But even greater is God’s wonderful grace and his gift of righteousness, for all who receive it will live in triumph over sin and death through this one man, Jesus Christ.
18 Yes, Adam’s one sin brings condemnation for everyone, but Christ’s one act of righteousness brings a right relationship with God and new life for everyone.19 Because one person disobeyed God, many became sinners. But because one other person obeyed God, many will be made righteous.
20 God’s law was given so that all people could see how sinful they were. But as people sinned more and more, God’s wonderful grace became more abundant.
Dear Father, Your gracious gift of Jesus brings life. This gift makes me right with you, Lord, even though I am guilty of many sins. Thank you for your wonderful grace and your gift of righteousness. When I receive this gift, I live in triumph over sin and death through Jesus. I have right relationship with God and a new life. Jesus obeyed God, and because of his obedience I am made righteous. Thank you for your wonderful grace, Lord, for without it, I would be horribly lost. Now I am found, and I belong to you. Thank you. In Jesus’ Name I Pray, Amen.