It’s a very basic accounting equation. Take what you have, subtract what you owe and see what’s left. In this human world, where money seems to be so vitally important, my fiscal worth is floating in the negative realm. Basically, I owe more in debt than I can repay with the assets I currently have.
But in the spiritual world, the world that lasts for infinity, it is comforting to know that here; at least, my worth is and will stay on the positive side. This is because of the actions taken by God’s greatest gift, Jesus Christ, when He died on the cross for me.
You see, when we are born in this sin-cursed earth, we are born owing more than we can ever repay. The debt I speak of is sin. Sin enslaved us to a lifetime of begging for forgiveness from our most Holy God. In the time before Christ was born, the people were obligated to provide an animal sacrifice every year to cover the sins that they had surely committed. It had to be an animal sacrifice because only the shedding of innocent and pure blood would cancel sin’s debt.
But when Christ came to this earth and shed His blood on the cross, His blood sacrifice was sufficient to cover the sins of every person on the entire planet from that moment forward. Animal sacrifice was no longer required because God saw to it that we could be free from the indebtedness of sin through His son’s ultimate sacrifice. All we have to do is accept this gift.
When I accepted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior, believing that He died on the cross for me; Jesus took my sin debts and wrote on them in His shed blood “PAID IN FULL.”
In this world, we will have troubles and pain, the vast majority of which come at our own hand. The fiscal indebtedness that I now have comes from my poor choices early on. Because of these choices, I am forced to work to try to repay a debt that I owe; a debt of my own making. However, this earthly home is temporary and finite. The real debt that matters is the one that will bind us to eternal condemnation. No matter how hard you try, how much work that you do or how good you try to be, this sin debt cannot be paid by human hands.
Christ paid this debt that He did not owe so that you and I could be free. As you ponder balancing your earthly equation, don’t neglect the one that matters most.
Having Christ in your asset column will insure that you always have a positive outcome!