God sacrificed Jesus on the altar of the world to clear that world of sin. Having faith in him sets us in the clear. God decided on this course of action in full view of the public—to set the world in the clear with himself through the sacrifice of Jesus, finally taking care of the sins he had so patiently endured. This is not only clear, but it’s now—this is current history! God sets things right. He also makes it possible for us to live in his rightness. – Romans 3:25-26 The Message
When I wake up in the morning, one of the thoughts I have is “I gotta make the donuts.” There was a donut commercial some years back where the baker had to get up at the crack of dawn to make donuts for his customers. Making the donuts meant making money to pay bills. Writing doesn’t just happen … I need to be up and ready for the process to happen. Writing is a job … one I love, but still a job. Jobs are needed to pay bills.
The bill we all had with God was huge. Sin had to be paid for. It was more than we could afford. We could never pay it in full. Jesus was the only one that could pay the bill for us. He suffered an agonizing death on the cross experiencing more pain than we can imagine both physically and emotionally. He did it for each of us. His love for us was also more than we can humanly understand.
Prayer: Jesus, when I think of the suffering you did on the cross, it’s hard to imagine that you did that for me. I thank you, dear Lord, for paying my bill. Amen
Faith Tip: Read again in the gospels how Jesus paid your bill.