A Debt Paid

     Sitting here i was thinking about the word "debt", what does it mean exactly?  looking it up i find that it has three meanings, the first two are pretty much the same and the third one is polar opposit of the first two. the first two definitions  are  something that is owed or due, Im sure everyone everywhere has been in debt for something at one time or another, house, car, credit cards, so on and so forth.  Being in debt is like being a slave,   Let's say you lost your job and you couldnt pay the debt you owed, the threats come, sleepless nights, worrry, stress now Imagine someone out of love paying off your debt, how would you feel toward that person?  This is where the third meaning comes in, it's a feeling of gratitude, so you see  you go from one debt to another, but the second debt is entirely different than the first. One debt is a feeling of slavery while the other debt is a feeling of heartfelt gratitude.  I was thinking about this as i read Acts 13:38-39 "Let it be known to you therefore, brothers, that through this man forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you, and by him everyone who believes is freed from everything from which you could not be freed by the law of Moses"    As Christians we have been set free from a debt we could never pay and now We are indebted  to Christ and He deserves our heartfelt gratitude and love every waking moment for the rest of our lives because it was out of love for us that the debt was paid.   

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John Knox @watchmanjohn ·

well said

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Beth M @blest ·

If only we could remember that all the time

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Joyce Bethy Ferguson @bethy ·

"We are indebted to Christ and He deserves our heartfelt gratitude and love every waking moment for the rest of our lives ",

Strangely enough I have been pondering this very thing this week.

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