I recently read a book called None Like Him: 10 Ways God is Different from Us (and Why That’s a Good Thing) by Jen Wilkin. It was a good book.
Supposedly it was aimed at women, but I didn’t get that impression. I remembered the fact three times while reading, and all three were because it was specifically mentioned. Which is to say: I think anyone could get useful things out of this book.
The part that struck me the most was this:
He measures our sins, yet his immeasurable grace exceeds them. Mercifully, our sins are finite in number, the product of finite beings:
But where sin increased, grace abounded all the more. (Rom. 5:20)
If you add up all the sins all the humans who ever lived have committed, you would get a number. Admittedly, a number no one wants to spend their time counting to, but if you did, you would eventually get to the end, and you would have to stop.
But God’s grace abounds. It’s immeasurable. Infinite.
You know what you get when you subtract any number from infinity?
Many people seem to struggle with wondering if God can forgive the sins they have committed.
He has enough grace.
More than enough.