A debt you couldn't pay Sept 26, 2013 21:48:26 GMT -5
Post by Trinna D. on Sept 26, 2013 21:48:26 GMT -5
Don't you hate to pay bills? I know I sure do! It's easy enough to spend the money or use the service...BUT..THEN we have to pay for it... Wouldn't you love it if someone came up to you and said,"Hi. You don't know me, but I'd really like to help you out with that payment." You would be thinking how great that was, and be very appreciative for their generosity! I am SO thankful that I don't have to figure out a way to pay for my forgiveness and salvation. So many people believe that it is up to them to do enough "good" things or live a "good" enough life. They are thinking (in a way) that they can BUY their own forgiveness and EARN their way into heaven! But, my friends, nothing you have done or ever will do could ever be enough. Only one person, Jesus, God the Son, could live a perfect, sinless life and pay the price for you! He knew that we were unable to undo our sinful nature, unable to pay the price... That's sad, because we would be separated from Him forever, and we would get the punishment that comes with our sin...The good news is that God the Father allowed His Son to pay the price for us! The king sent His generous and loving Son to the people. The Son was not harsh and condemning, but rather, loving, kind, gentle, forgiving...willing to die for His own. He put their (your) lives above His own needs and gave His all. And Why? Because that is just who He is. He is just that GOOD. He is the only one who is really good...See, He understood that it was a debt you could NOT, NO WAY, EVER pay! That is His love and His grace. He gives what we did not earn and cannot repay. He gives what we don't deserve. It's not because of who we are... It is because of who He is. He forgives, CANCELS, your debt when you ask His forgiveness and trust in Him and His sacrifice. You must never act as if you are going to accept His sacrifice and then someday pay it back. You cannot pay it back! The debt was too big! All He wants is your trust, your love and your devotion. That is His thank you card. Send one to Him every day!