Wouldn’t it be nice to have all of your debts cancelled? What if today you receive notification that every debt you’ve ever incurred up until now has been paid in full? No more student loans. No more car or mortgage payments. You have a clean slate. What would you do?Some of us might go out and rack up more debt. Some might live debt free for a time and then realize they “need” something that requires taking out a loan again. Others might never go into debt again. Chances are we are all somewhere in the middle on this. Looking at the price paid for our freedom of the slavery of sin, we might feel guilty for what caused the extremely high cost. We may even try to forge a different path in life because of it. There is really no way we can take credit for that freedom, because it was a gift of love that we will never understand.
Those who believe that Jesus took on human flesh to live among the people of the world – to teach, heal, inspire and perform miracles – also know that He came as an example of how we should live. He taught us that revenge was not ours to distribute. He taught us to be slow to anger and careful with our choice of words. He preached that we should love each other in spite of our differences. He taught us to honor our governments, for God has set them up to bring order out of chaos. He told His followers that His kingdom was not of this world. He gladly gave His life to pay for the sins of all. He resurrected from death and now sits at the right hand of His Father in glory. He gives us the assurance that we can even face death.
Jesus paid our debt in full. We no longer need to fear death, but we must not fear living either. He gave us all we need to get through this cancel culture of ours. He has lived among us, so He knows what we experience every day. He gave us a lifeline that will be with us forever. Even in a world filled with turmoil, misunderstanding, revenge, hatred, lack of integrity, a cancel culture – we have hope. God provided a free ticket – a paid in full statement – a get out of hell free card.
“You were bought with a price; do not become bondservants of men.” 1 Corinthians 7:23
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