Blessed Sunday everyone! Ever paid off all your bills completely? Maybe you paid off your car loan. Didn't it feel great knowing the car was 100% paid and you wouldn't be getting another bill? Maybe you're one of the fortunate who paid off their mortgage. Remember the freedom and joy you felt knowing you were no longer a debt slave to the bank? That's nothing compared to the joy that comes from understanding how Jesus paid our sin debt! I've been working on a project for the group Debt Free, and the name reminds me of the lyrics from "Condemned No More" off my first album. My lyrics are based on Romans 8:1, one of the most important verses in the Bible. If I had to name my life verse, this would be it. I'd like to break it down for you...
THERE IS THEREFORE NOW: there was once a time when I stood before God owing a huge debt for my sins that I couldn't possibly pay, but no longer.
NO CONDEMNATION: God the Judge declares His Court finds me not guilty of owing the sin debt, and I'm free of having to pay for it in Hell.
TO THEM WHICH ARE IN CHRIST JESUS: God accepts the payment of Jesus as my "bailout"- full payment for my sin debt because I accept through faith that He went to Court and paid it for me. WHO WALK NOT AFTER THE FLESH, BUT AFTER THE SPIRIT: To walk after the Spirit is to move forward on a path set by Jesus. He will not let me stay on the path after the flesh. When I stray, He will put me back on the path after the Spirit until I get to the finish line. #debtfree #8ch20wenz #thernfstatus