We all have debts. Cars, homes, credit cards, tuition and others. Sometimes we can pay those off, sometimes we can’t. But the thing they all have in common is that once we die, they don’t follow us.
But there is another debt we all have- sin. All of us- everyone who has ever lived- has sinned against God in some way shape or form. And that sin will separate us from God eternally, in hell. But unlike financial debts, which we can pay off ourselves, our sin debt cannot be paid by what we do. no amount of good works, good living, philanthropy or self-denial will pay our debt.
Yet God loves us so much that he sent Jesus Christ to pay the debt for our sins. the debt we owe is death. Yet Christ died on a Cross to pay our debt, forever. All we have to do is ask for His forgiveness and receive that forgiveness. When we do that, our debt is paid.
If you are already a Christian, remember the price that was paid for you, and live as someone ransomed from hell. if you are not a believer, I urge you to examine your own life, and and consider asking Jesus to be your Savior.
22 Then they brought Him to the place Golgotha, which is translated, Place of a Skull. 23 They tried to give Him wine mixed with myrrh; but He did not take it. 24 And they crucified Him, and divided up His garments among themselves, casting lots for them to decide what each man should take. 25 It was the third hour when they crucified Him. 26 The inscription of the charge against Him read, “THE KING OF THE JEWS.”
27 They crucified two robbers with Him, one on His right and one on His left. 28 And the Scripture was fulfilled which says, “And He was numbered with transgressors.” 29 Those passing by were hurling abuse at Him, wagging their heads, and saying, “Ha! You who are going to destroy the temple and rebuild it in three days, 30 save Yourself, and come down from the cross!” 31 In the same way the chief priests also, along with the scribes, were mocking Him among themselves and saying, “He saved others; He cannot save Himself. 32 Let this Christ, the King of Israel, now come down from the cross, so that we may see and believe!” Those who were crucified with Him were also insulting Him.
33 When the sixth hour came, darkness [p]fell over the whole land until the ninth hour. 34 At the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, “Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani?” which is translated, “My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?” 35 When some of the bystanders heard it, they began saying, “Behold, He is calling for Elijah.” 36 Someone ran and filled a sponge with sour wine, put it on a reed, and gave Him a drink, saying, “Let us see whether Elijah will come to take Him down.” 37 And Jesus uttered a loud cry, and breathed His last. 38 And the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. 39 When the centurion, who was standing right in front of Him, saw the way He breathed His last, he said, “Truly this man was the Son of God!”