A Debt We Cannot Pay – Dub Mowery

Dub Mowery

A large percentage of people are deeply in financial debt. They owe for such things as their house, automobile, medical expenses, credit cards, and personal loans. Our society is one that lives on borrowed money. Not only is this true, but our nation is deeply in debt! As a nation we owe trillions of dollars. It does not seem many of our elected officials are concerned about this. Perhaps this is because they are more politician than statesman.

There is no question we owe a debt in which it is impossible for us to pay. When we sin there is no way, on our own, we can escape the consequences of it. It is only in Christ the price of our sin can be paid. He purchased the redeemed in His church with His own blood (Acts 20:28).

Jesus spoke a parable bringing this truth out with emphasis on our need to forgive others as the Lord has forgiven us. Hear His Words concerning this:

Therefore is the kingdom of heaven likened unto a certain king, which would take account of his servants. And when he had begun to reckon, one was brought unto him, which owed him ten thousand talents. But forasmuch as he had not to pay, his lord commanded him to be sold, and his wife, and children, and all that he had, and payment to be made. The servant therefore fell down, and worshipped him, saying, Lord, have patience with me, and I will pay thee all. Then the lord of that servant was moved with compassion, and loosed him, and forgave him the debt. But the same servant went out, and found one of his fellowservants, which him an hundred pence: and he laid hands on him, and took him by the throat, say‐ ing, Pay me that thou owest. And his fellowservant fell down at his feet, and besought him, saying, Have patience with me, and I will pay thee all. And he would not: but went and cast him into prison, till he should pay the debt. So when his fellowservants saw what was done, they were very sorry, and came and told unto their lord all that was done. Then his lord, after that he had called him, said unto him, O thou wicked servant, I forgave thee all that debt, because thou desiredst me: Shouldest not thou also have had compassion on thy fellowservant, even as I had pity on thee? And his lord was wroth, and delivered him to the tormen‐ tors, till he should pay all that was due unto him. So likewise shall my heavenly Father do also unto you, if ye from your hearts forgive not every one his brother their trespasses (Mat. 18:23-35).

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