The Unpayable Debt

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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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  1. Joyce Paul says:

    Lord is the only source of spiritual power and satisfies our deepest longing.
    GOD BLESS US ALL! amen.

  2. Da id says:

    Thank you Jesus for forgiving me my myriad sins and being faithful even though I was faith less.

  3. Jane shammah says:

    Allllllll theeeeee Way,with my Jesus!!!!! I reighn in Majesty with my King. Be glorified Lord.


    Jesus is Lord, King & Savior of All! AMEN!

  5. Carol Louise Jones says:

    Thankyou Lord for my Christian upbringing at ST.Marks Episcopal Church in Canton,Ohio where my parents helped to found a church.And, thankyou for reaching out to me again at Chautauqua by the ministry of John Guest through the coffee house and for my Christian upbringing and the experience at Wheaton College.

  6. Percy Busani Ngwenya says:

    Thank You Lord Jesus! You deserve the Highest praises, Amen

  7. Ann Chapman says:

    Asking God’s blessings on all you do!

  8. Joe says:

    Thank you good Lord for saving me and us all.

  9. Gerry says:

    The Love demonstrated at the cross of Christ has no equal. Thank you Lord.

  10. Don says:

    Our LORD Jesus is so full of grace. You are so good.