Therefore, as one trespass led to condemnation for all men, so one act of righteousness leads to justification and life for all men. For as by the one man’s disobedience the many were made sinners, so by the one man’s obedience the many will be made righteous. (Romans 5:18-19 ESV)
Hymn ELH 491:1,5,6 All Mankind Fell in Adam’s Fall
All mankind fell in Adam’s fall,
One common sin infects us all;
From sire to son the bane descends,
And over all God’s wrath impends.
As by one man all mankind fell
And, born in sin, was doomed to hell,
So by one Man, who took our place,
We all received the gift of grace.
We thank Thee, Christ; new life is ours,
New light, new hope, new strength, new powers:
This grace our every way attend
Until we reach our journey’s end!
Heavenly Father, thank You for sending Your Son to remove my sins through His perfect life and His death on the cross. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.