Monday, June 5, 2017

Credits and Debts

Webster’s New World Dictionary defines credit as “belief, trust, praise or approval, official recognition in a record. You will receive credit for two days work.” He defines debt as “something that one owes to another, a debt of five dollars, a debt of gratitude or the condition of owing, I am greatly in debt to him."   

Most of us have debts and most of us need credit for some things. We all need to be sure our debts are not larger than our credit will allow. Let’s face it, we all need credit so we can pay our debts. There is nothing wrong with needing credit. We all know if we can’t pay our debts, we will not be able to get credit.

You know, we all need to face the fact that from God’s viewpoint we are in debt because we have all sinned in Adam according to the Bible (Romans 5:12). But thanks to God that we all can have Him credit our account with Him when we accept Christ as our personal Savior by accepting His payment for our sins. The apostle Paul put it this way: We “all have sinned and come short of the glory of God” and we can be “justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus” (Romans 3:23-24).