February 28, 2007
For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.
The easiest way to understand what Christ did for you and me on the cross is to think about two bank books. At the top of one bank book is the name of Jesus Christ. It belongs to Him. At the top of the other bank book is your name.
When you look at Jesus’ bank book, you see that the record is perfect. There are no marks or imperfections. Jesus Christ, the God Man, never sinned against God! And on the record of Christ there are no debts to be paid because He is pure, perfect, and righteous.
But when you look on your page, the record isn’t perfect. In fact, today’s verse tells us there are many marks of imperfection there. When you look at your bank account and read the bottom line, you find that you are spiritually bankrupt. Every man and woman ever born is drowning in spiritual debt!
But do you know what happens to your bank book of sin when you come to Jesus Christ? It’s cleared! When Jesus died on the cross for your sins and when you come to Him for forgiveness, He absolutely takes away your sin and debt and they’re gone forever!
Where do they go? I don’t know! But they’re gone forever. Your record is clear! This is why Romans 8:1 says, “There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.”
As a Christian, praise God today that your “bank” book is clean...that He has fully paid your debt!
WHEN YOU COME TO CHRIST, HE TAKES AWAY THE DEBT OF YOUR SINS…AND IT’S GONE FOREVER!