Moreover the law entered, that the offense might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound:…
Sometimes the condition of a Church and community is like that of famine-stricken Leyden, when it was besieged by Philip's popish army. Within the beleaguered town death reigned. Its brave defenders were starving by thousands. Succour was waiting for them in the Dutch fleet, which could not reach the city. But the heroic Hollanders sluiced the dykes and let in the sea, and as the rescuing fleet swept in, they flung the loaves of bread to the overjoyed crowds which thronged the canals of Leyden. Then pouring into the great Protestant cathedral, they made its arches ring with thanksgiving unto God, their Deliverer. Brethren, let us sluice the dykes of pride, and selfishness, and unbelief. The waters of salvation will flow in. Where death reigned life shall enter.
(T. L. Cuyler, D. D.)
Parallel VersesKJV: Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound: