14th July 2017

Our Debt Is Paid

“He erased the certificate of debt, with its obligations, that was against us and opposed to us, and has taken it out of the way by nailing it to the cross.”
Colossians 2:14 (HCSB)

I have some good news.

How do we escape the enormity of our mistakes? The Bible likens the weight of our sins to a massive burden of debt. It’s so heavy that we feel trapped by it at every turn. All of our life is affected by it. The more we sin, the more we are enslaved by the system. Just like the more we get into debt, the worse things may be for us financially.

The world does not seem to be able to find a way out of its debt trap, but we have a way out of our sin trap. And this way out costs us nothing. It is not a ‘pay as you sin’ idea, nor a ‘pay off sin and its interest by instalment plan’.

The good news is that Jesus has already paid for all our sins. We don’t owe anything to the way of sin. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if all our financial debts were wiped out instantly? Well, spiritually speaking, that’s what happened on the cross. All the debt of sin was forgiven. The price was met by Christ.

This means we are free. We no longer are slaves to sin. We walk as new men and women. We can now behave differently, without being dragged down by our sins and the guilt of them.

Accept the good news.

Thank you, Father, that your Son bore the weight of the burden of sin so that we have freedom in Him. In his name we pray.

Study by James Henderson


About the Author:
James Henderson is the National Ministry Leader for Grace Communion International in the UK and Ireland.

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