Monday, June 27, 2011

Daily Gospel Devotional: June 27

Luke 12:57-59…

Time to pay up…

Why do you not judge for yourselves what is right? If someone owes a sum of money, but they can’t pay it, eventually their creditor takes them to court. The case is clear; they will lose in court and then be sentenced to prison until the debt is fully paid. This is why people try to settle out of court. They try and come to an agreement with the creditor. They will appeal for mercy, since if the case goes before the judge it is sure to go against them.

The longer you wait the harder it gets. How can you pay the bill, if you don’t have the currency? Think about this in terms of sin, and with God as creditor. If you know that you are subject to judgment, then you need to plead for mercy now while there is still time to receive mercy.

Thankfully, we have a gracious friend who will pay the bill. Jesus is God’s offer of mercy. He can foot the bill with His own blood. We can come to Him, humbly acknowledging our debt (Romans 3:23 / 1 John 1:5-10). We can reach out in repentance (Psalm 51:17 / Isaiah 57:15, 66:2) and receive mercy and forgiveness through Him. We are fools if we don’t.

5 comments:

Even So... said...

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MrsEvenSo... said...

At times our repentance needs to go further in that once we've asked God for forgiveness, through the blood of Jesus Christ our Savior, in order to have a clear conscience we may need to ask an individual's forgiveness as well. For example, if we have a wrongful attitude or harsh tone it is important to admit that it was wrong. At the same time, being careful not to justify the reaction. Also not to expect the other's response if you feel wronged by them as well. Our repentance never depends on someone else s.

(interesting word verification "greve")

Mike said...

AMEN PASTOR. AMERICA IS HEADED FOR THE IMPENDING JUDGEMENT OF THE LORD. HARD TO BELIEVE WHAT IS GOING ON OUT THERE. WHEN THE ENTITLEMENTS GO AWAY, HANG ON TO YOUR HAT MY BROTHER.

Even So... said...

Wow! That is an excellent insight honey.

Even So... said...

Right on Mike!