17 For if by the one man’s offense death reigned through the one, much more those who receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness will reign in life through the One, Jesus Christ.)
Receive — limited to believers, whereas death is universal
We leave our old existence, ruled by death, and enter a new existence ruled by Jesus Christ.
Paul presents a contrast in effects — the legal effect of sin is death but the effect of Jesus Christ’s gift is abundant life.
We do more than participate in eternity, we live abundantly, reigning with Jesus Christ.
Death is certain. Our grace from Jesus Christ is much more so.
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