The Unpayable Debt

By   •   April 28   •   Topics:

hands reaching out of jail cell

Years ago King Charles V was loaned a large sum of money by a merchant in Antwerp. The note came due, but the king was bankrupt and unable to pay. The merchant gave a great banquet for the King. When all the guests were seated and before the food was brought in, the merchant had a large platter placed on the table and a fire lighted on it. Then, taking the note out of his pocket, he held it in the flames until it was burned to ashes. The king threw his arms around his benefactor and wept. Just so, we have been mortgaged to God. The debt was due, but we were unable to pay. Two thousand years ago God invited the world to the Gospel feast, and in the agonies of the cross, God held your sins and mine until every last vestige of our guilt was consumed.

It’s never too late to confess past sins. Read more in Billy Graham’s answer.

Prayer for the day

In gratitude I kneel before You, Lord Jesus Christ.

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37 Comments

  1. Ashley says:

    Thank you Jesus for paying the ultimate price for my sins!

  2. Joe says:

    Thank you Jesus..

  3. King B. Johnson says:

    #FreePricelessandWorthIt!-) #GraceSpirit!-) #HopeandBlessings!-) #CanceledandHandled

  4. Harold. D Bryant says:

    Praise the Lord for God’s love, grace, and mercy through Jesus Christ my Lord and Savior

  5. Gerry says:

    The price that God paid for our sins was huge. No other sacrifice would do. His Holy Son agreed and it was done at Calvary. The price was paid in full . Thank you Holy God in the highest .

  6. Sue says:

    Thank you Jesus for dying on the cross for my sins.