The Debt That Will Kill You

By Justin Johnson

A few years ago our government’s bailouts of the country’s largest banks cost billions of dollars of taxpayer obligations.  Large investment banks filed bankruptcy costing the jobs of tens of thousands.

Most people learn the hard way that there is no such thing as a free lunch.  Whether it is the ten trillion dollar national debt or the excessive consumer debt on your credit cards, all must be repaid eventually.  It will take sacrifice either by you or by your fellow taxpayers.  Irresponsibility must be dealt with in kind.

Likewise the Bible speaks about the irresponsible sin debt you and I have accumulated.  One day it will be called in and we will face a righteous God who will demand payment for our wrongdoing.  Whether it is only one sin or a hundred sins it must be paid for in kind.

“For the wages of sin is death…” – Rom 6:23

You must pay for your sin with your life.  No amount of savings (good works), central banks (churches), or lenders of last resort (priests) will be able to bail you out.  You are accountable to God.  It is God who granted you your life.

“So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God.” – Rom 14:12

This is the debt that will kill you.

The good news is that God has provided payment in kind for your sin debt out of his grace.

Jesus Christ, God manifest in the flesh, through the riches of his grace paid for your sin with his perfect blood.  Giving his perfect life in your place. You have been redeemed!

“In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins: Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature:” – Col 1:14-15

All debt must be repaid even the debt you have to God for sin.  The blood of Christ has paid that debt in full and purchased for you eternal life.

You will not go to hell because you were not able to pay your debt for sin, but because you rejected Christ’s payment for it.  Trust in the Lord Jesus Christ and his payment for your sin.  It is your only hope!

“For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him. ” – 2 Cor 5:21

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Published: September 19, 2008
Last Modified: September 1, 2018
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