Debt is a huge reality not only for our countries but so many individuals. I am so grateful for a father who taught us “there are two half’s to the world, one half own the other half”! He would then ask “which half do you want to live in?”. It is reported L’Wren Scott took her own life after being $6m in debt. Debt shackles, it removes freedom and places a huge burden of worry on individuals. In reality, we become a slave. There are many reasons why people get into debt and not all of them are due to ego wanting more. Some people find themselves unexpectedly in awful circumstances where borrowing money seems to be the only answer.
The scriptures inform us that we were “born into sin” due to the behavior of Adam and Eve. Psalm 51:5 ” I have been evil from the day I was born; from the time I was conceived, I have been sinful.” The scriptures go onto to say that the penalty for out sin is death, eternal separation from God.
Now here is the amazing news, Mark 10:45 “For even the Son of Man did not come to be served; he came to serve and to give his life to redeem many people.” The word “redeem” or “ransom” means “to buy back” or “pay a price”. Jesus came to the world to pay a sin-debt he did not owe!
There continues to be “two half’s of the world”, those who except the free gift of Jesus paying our debt and say thank-you and those who for some reason do not!