For if by the one man’s offense death reigned through the one, much more those who receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness will reign in life through the One, Jesus Christ.
Those who are in Christ Jesus are not to be ruled by what happens in life, but to rule in this life they live. We can reign in life because of our right standing with God and through His grace (heavens help) which we received through Jesus Christ. God gives grace to the humble. Simply put, as we humble ourselves before God we will walk in the help He offers. Humility before God means we take God at His Word. We choose to believe what it says about us, and we choose to walk in His ways without hesitation. To reign in this life we must also recognize our right standing with God. We receive this the moment we are born again through this gift of righteousness. This gift is what gives us as children of God the right to our authority in Christ Jesus. So remain humble, accepting God’s Word without reservation, and use the authority God has given to you through His gift of righteousness to reign victorious in this life.