Lion King

Now the law came in to increase the trespass, but where sin increased, grace abounded all the more, 21 so that, as sin reigned in death, grace also might reign through righteousness leading to eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Romans 5:20

The Lion King is one of the greatest movies to ever be produced. Don’t argue with me on this because you will lose. The craziest part of the movie is that it can toy with the emotions of people from 4 to 94. I know it still gets to me when that evil Lion makes Simba think it’s his fault his dad dies and tells him to run away. I couldn’t help but think about times in my life where shame and guilt over my sin has driven me to ‘run away’ from God and anything that has to do with him. I know how incredibly hard it is to understand that God’s grace really can cover all of our sins. We never have, or ever will, see anything like it, but that’s what makes it so special. God’s grace is one of a kind, so no matter how short we fall his grace makes up the distance. May this never be a license to sin freely, but a comfort that brings us back to our Savior when we feel guilt and shame. Don’t allow sin to be a reason to run away from God; run to him. If we run to him we’ll always find forgiveness and correction that will lead to growth. This verse sounds complicated, but in this passage Paul is just reminding us the instructions and laws of the Bible are impossible to meet, and that when we look at how often we fall short our debt looks unpayable; however, no matter how great a debt we accrue God’s grace through Jesus Christ our Lord is enough to cover what we owe.

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