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. King B. Johnson says:


  2. Abel Immanuel says:

    Thanx for this daily devotionals.

  3. grace says:

    I thank our Lord and Savior for dying to save me, And I thank God for using Billy Graham and his family to touch many many souls for God and His glory.

  4. Eunice Atieno says:

    Sure its so beautiful to realise that He that was sinless became sinful for my sake, all I can do is so surrender my all to Him.

  5. Joe says:

    Thank you.

  6. Joyce paul says:

    At Calvary, God’s only Son suffered a horrible death on a Cross. That’s the Tree of Life for us! The RISEN CHRIST open the door for us to have Fullness of Life! Glory to Lord! God Bless U n Ur BGEA! Amen

  7. Gerry says:

    What an incomparable Sacrifice. Such Love has never been witnessed before or since. Thank you Lord.

  8. David Litchfield says:

    Thanks Billy for all you have done.

  9. Jim Perkins says:

    When the Holy Spirit came and covered me like a blanket, I was scared first. Inside I felt, heard; It’s time to accept Jesus… There was no doubt what the words meant, or why I was being told. I felt as protected and held and blessed as I ever had. I was Saved by the Lord Jesus Christ that day, that moment. It took awhile to understand, at that invitation and visit, there was no sin around me. Where the Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit are, there is no sin. I’m saved. Praise God Almighty.

  10. Ayo says:

    Thank you Jesus for your saving grace.