Sunday, October 7, 2012
The Debt We Can't Pay
It is simply the debt of sin. Each one of us has amassed a huge debt of sin against God. Every time we sin, we keep adding to this debt. It has become so big, that there is no way any person can pay it off!
But there is a person who has done it for us: Jesus Christ. God is holy and righteous, and cannot simply wipe away our sin debt without a true payment. But the payment that was required by his justice was made on the cross 2,000 years ago. Jesus Christ being completely sinless as God's Son, died a death you and I deserved. He took on the full payment of sin's debt on himself by enduring God's wrath. In John 19:30 before Jesus died, He said it is finished or "Paid in Full." Jesus paid our debt in full and so fulfilling the righteous demands of God against sin. "having canceled the charge of our legal indebtedness, which stood against us and condemned us; he has taken it away, nailing it to the cross." (Colossians 2:14)
We can't pay back this debt we owe to God for sinning against Him, but God himself in the person of Jesus Christ has stepped in and paid it for us! Repent from your sinful lifestyle and trust in Christ today to remove your debt of sin! "But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us." (Romans 5:8)
In Christ -Dustin