Taken from The One Year Great Songs of Faith:

Grace is one of the hardest lessons for us to learn about God. Some show their ignorance of God’s grace by working hard to be good enough. Others display their misunderstanding of God’s grace by concluding it’s inaccessible to them. They know they cannot be good enough for God, so they despair of ever having a relationship with Him. The truth is, you cannot out-sin God’s grace.

Romans 5:20-21 says, “God’s law was given so that all people could see how sinful they were. But as people sinned more and more, God’s wonderful grace became more and more abundant. So just as sin ruled over all people and brought them to death, now God’s wonderful grace rules instead, giving us right standing with God and resulting in eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”