Scripture: "For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so also by one Man’s obedience many will be made righteous."
Reflection: The Apostle Paul goes back to the beginning to explain the present condition. He describes the origin of sin when Adam disobeyed God. As descendents of Adam and Eve, all of us are now living in a fallen state. To make a way for us to be forgiven, God Himself had to lay down His own life to get us back. Only through Jesus' Christ's perfect sacrifice can man be made "righteous" before God.
Application: When sharing the Gospel, providing a basis for the origin of sin. When you use the law to bring the knowledge of sin and provide the origin of it through the creation account, it offers listeners a basis for how mankind got into this present condition. Try to use the creation account to help people understand what was happening before the fall and after the fall as you share the Gospel with them.
The New King James Version. Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 1982. Romans 5:19.