DEBTS TO BE PAID
The Romans Road To Salvation teaches us about the consequences of sin –
“For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”
The punishment that we have earned for our sins is death. Not just physical death, but eternal death!
For the wages which sin pays is death.
Therefore, as sin came into the world through one man, and death as the result of sin, so death spread to all men, [no one being able to stop it or to escape its power] because all men sinned.
Our life is like the aglet of a shoelace. Our death is not even a period, it is just a comma. Therefore, the endless shoelace represents eternity. Life after Death, with or without God! Don’t let the world lie to you with their YOLO slogan and lifestyle. That is reckless behavior. You need to invest today and sew today what you want to benefit from and reap tomorrow.
Crossover, from death to life. What’s the hold up in accepting Christ? Let’s not be stopped dead in our tracks. Let’s continue down the path of righteousness. Let’s go along the Romans Road to Salvation and learn the steps we need to take.
FREE GIFTS GIVEN
Romans 5:8 declares, “But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”
Jesus’ death paid for the price of our sins. Jesus’ resurrection proves that God accepted Jesus’ death as the payment for our sins.
but the [bountiful] free gift of God is eternal life through (in union with) Jesus Christ our Lord.
But God shows and clearly proves His [own] love for us by the fact that while we were still sinners, Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One) died for us.
What is the greatest gift you have ever received?
I bet it was a surprise or a gift you didn’t expect. What makes it even better is when you receive it even though you did nothing to deserve it. It was given just because. Out of the heart of the
giver. These gifts that are unconditional are given with nothing expected in return. Why lessen the value of a gift by expecting to return a gift?
This isn’t a gift exchange.
This is the greatest gift that you will never want to exchange. This is a present. Jesus has blessed us with his presence… and his presents. Not only that, but know that the best gifts are free!
Will you accept the gift?
A DAY’S WAGE
New Living Translation (NLT)
Parable of the Vineyard Workers
20 “For the Kingdom of Heaven is like the landowner who went out early one morning to hire workers for his vineyard. 2 He agreed to pay the normal daily wage[a] and sent them out to work.
3 “At nine o’clock in the morning he was passing through the marketplace and saw some people standing around doing nothing. 4 So he hired them, telling them he would pay them whatever was right at the end of the day. 5 So they went to work in the vineyard. At noon and again at three o’clock he did the same thing.
6 “At five o’clock that afternoon he was in town again and saw some more people standing around. He asked them, ‘Why haven’t you been working today?’
7 “They replied, ‘Because no one hired us.’
“The landowner told them, ‘Then go out and join the others in my vineyard.’
8 “That evening he told the foreman to call the workers in and pay them, beginning with the last workers first. 9 When those hired at five o’clock were paid, each received a full day’s wage. 10 When those hired first came to get their pay, they assumed they would receive more. But they, too, were paid a day’s wage. 11 When they received their pay, they protested to the owner, 12 ‘Those people worked only one hour, and yet you’ve paid them just as much as you paid us who worked all day in the scorching heat.’
13 “He answered one of them, ‘Friend, I haven’t been unfair! Didn’t you agree to work all day for the usual wage? 14 Take your money and go. I wanted to pay this last worker the same as you. 15 Is it against the law for me to do what I want with my money? Should you be jealous because I am kind to others?’
16 “So those who are last now will be first then, and those who are first will be last.”