Romans 5:18-21 (NASV)
18So then as through one transgression there resulted condemnation to all men, even so through one act of righteousness there resulted justification of life to all men. 19 For as through the one man's disobedience the many were made sinners, even so through the obedience of the One the many will be made righteous. 20 The Law came in so that the transgression would increase; but where sin increased, grace abounded all the more, 21so that, as sin reigned in death, even so grace would reign through righteousness to eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Adam’s disobedience to God resulted in the condemnation of all men. Through one act sin was unleashed upon the world. Then Moses mediated with God to put forth The Law, which revealed man’s transgressions. But as transgressions were made fully known, the grace of God became more known. For people still committed sin, but God still provided grace to those willing to repent of their sin. Through the obedience of Christ grace was extended that all might be made righteous and grace became even greater.

Man has always tried to explain in his own way the ways of God. Ancient Greek Mythology says Pandora was created as the first woman. Her creation was to punish man. Out of curiosity she opened that which she was told not to open and released evils upon the world and left hope sealed in the box. But the truth is Adam understood what God had commanded him. Adam knew he was not to take of the fruit of the tree and his instruction should have been given to Eve. Eve was enticed with what she thought was going to make her equal to God and Adam followed her by committing his own sin; disregarding God’s command to him. But there was still hope and grace to be given by God. While Pandora may have left hope sealed away, God gave hope through his son Jesus Christ. It’s not a hope locked away, but a hope, a gift that is free to all willing to receive it. Thank God for the hope found in Jesus Christ. Praise Him that He extends grace even to those who do not deserve it in man’s eyes. But fortunately God is not man and His love for us is great.