Can you imagine running up $10,000 of debt on a credit card that charged 21% interest? Not a good thing. And if I charged this $10,000 of debt on a Dillard’s card, they’d want me to pay it. There would be a bill come with an amount due.
If instead of paying the bill, I decided to just show up at the store and help out. They’d appreciate it, but they’d still want their money. Someone would still have to pay the bill.
Much like charging debt to an earthly charge card, my sins are charged to a heavenly one, and someone has to pay the debt. Because of my sins, I’ve run up a debt much larger than $10,000. Our sins racked up millions of dollars in moral debt. And instead of 21% interest, when our bill comes due it’ll cost us our lives. “For the wages of sin is death,” Romans 6:23. And, being good from this day forward is nice, but it doesn’t pay for the past moral debt you’ve run up.
Thankfully God bridged the gap between His love and His justice with His Son. And there are two things that can happen when your bill of moral debt comes due …
- You hang your head on the day of judgement with no one to pay your debt. That debt costing you an eternity away from God.
- Or you stand there with Jesus as your Savior and say, “I’ve charged my moral indebtedness to Jesus.”
“God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that we might become his righteousness” ~ 2 Corinthians 5:21
Want to know how that can happen? This weeks sermon is: “Who Will Pay Your Moral Charge Card?”
See you tomorrow for Top 10 Tuesday!