“Forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.” Matt. 6:12.
It is interesting that God calls our mistakes, sins, offences, and imperfections, ‘debts’. A debt is something that is owed and has to be repaid; a liability; an offense that has to be rectified.
Forgiveness of debt brings freedom, relief, and peace.
The Bible talks about the debt and consequences of sin, “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Rom. 6:23. God warned Adam and Eve to rule the world that He created for them, a paradise. He made them in His image and likeness with power, dominion, and choice. He told them to stay away from evil and warned them of its consequences: “And the LORD God commanded the man, “You are free to eat from any tree in the garden; but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat of it you will surely die.” Gen. 2:16-17. They disobeyed and died spiritually with a contaminated soul that would reproduce forever, imperfect children. Every imperfect person needs forgiveness of sins.
The good news is that God as our Loving Creator made provision for our ‘debt’ by sending His Son Jesus to die on the cross to satisfy the punishment and payment for the debt of sins of the world. A song says: “He paid a debt He did not owe; I owed a debt, I could not pay; I needed someone to wash my sins away; and now I sing a brand new song, Amazing Grace; Christ Jesus paid a debt that I could never pay.” The heavy price for the enormous debt of offences, sins, and shame of every person born from Adam to now and to eternity was paid by Jesus Christ, the Lamb of God.
Believe in Jesus Christ and be saved and freed from the debt of all your failures, offences, and sins. This is the ultimate freedom that can only come from Jesus Christ who loves and saved our world.
Thank you Jesus for forgiveness and freedom that brings joy in my soul, and peace in my heart.
Read the Bible in One Year: Genesis 23-24; Matthew 7