“Follow sin, and sin will rob you of your innocence and character.
Follow sin, and sin will wither away your health.
Follow sin, and sin will turn to ashes even the common, precious things of life – things like friendship, love, laughter, the innocence of children, hope and contentment.
Follow sin, and sin will usher you to damnation and smirk as you stagger through the door.
How different is the king whose name is Grace! Grace sees us staggering and comes alongside to help us and bear us up.
Grace sees us destitute and pours the inexhaustible riches of Christ and the Father into our laps. Grace sees us dying and imparts eternal life. The Bible says through Paul that “the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 6:23).
Grace says, “What do you need? Tell me. Tell me anything at all.”
And then grace provides that need in accord with God’s perfect wisdom, invincible power, and unlimited supply. It is because of Grace that the author of Hebrews urges: “Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.” (Heb. 4:16). “
– James Montgomery Boice, Romans Volume 2, The Reign of Grace, pages 638