Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh. For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live. For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God. For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father (Romans 8:12-15).
Today's Morsel: They say that the majority of households are in debt because of the charge card. People are easily given credit to keep them spending. It is said that with the charge card people feel at liberty to spend because they know that they can get it now and pay later. But it's the later, they say, that has caused many people to remain in debt. Because of the later, people feel as though they will have time to pay it, later. What if Jesus comes before the later? Owe no man nothing scripture says. Paul said, "Let us therefore fear, lest, a promise being left us of entering into his rest, any of you should seem to come short of it" (Hebrews 4:1). Many people continue to charge, making only the minimum payment not realizing that the majority of their payment is going towards a high interest rate. So they will never recover from the debt without paying in full. Paul cautioned us to "Take heed lest by any means this liberty of yours become a stumbling block to them that are weak" (1 Corinthians 8:9). If you are a weak Christian, your liberty to spend and use credit could become a stumbling block for you. One of the worst things for a Christian is to not be able to see daylight for being under a financial strain. We are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh. For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die. But if ye through the Spirit to mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live, Paul said. Remember, we are debtors to the Lord, and not to your flesh. That charge card may be that one world currency that everyone is waiting for.
Sing: He paid a debt He did not owe. I owe a debt, I could not pay. I needed someone to wash my sins away, and now I sing a brand new song, amazing grace; for Jesus paid a debt, that I could never pay.