DayBreaks for 9/10/14 – It Cannot Be Unwritten
Luke 7:41-43 (ESV) A certain moneylender had two debtors. One owed five hundred denarii, and the other fifty. 42 When they could not pay, he cancelled the debt of both. Now which of them will love him more?” 43 Simon answered, “The one, I suppose, for whom he cancelled the larger debt.” And he said to him, “You have judged rightly.”
In the old classic movie, The Ten Commandments, Yul Brynner (who played the pharaoh Rameses), could be heard at various points issuing decrees with a flourish that ended with “So let it be written, so let it be done!” And, as pharaoh, he got his wish.
There is a great story about the account books of a certain Scottish doctor that were examined after his death. The examination revealed that there were a number of names and accounts with balances which had a line drawn through them with an accompanying note: “Forgiven–too poor to pay.”
You might think that would be the end of the story, but the physician’s widow decided that these accounts must be paid in full and she proceeded to sue for money. When the case came to court the judge asked but one question. “Is this your husband’s handwriting?” When she replied that it was he responded: “There is no court in the land that can obtain a debt once the word forgiven has been written.”
And isn’t that precisely the Good News of the Gospel story? God has taken your sin and my sin, not just some of them but in their whole entirety, and written “Forgiven – too poor to pay” on our ledger. Can there be a sweeter fact to the human mind?!
PRAYER: Glory and praise to You forever more for having taken our debt and paying it for those of us who are too poor to pay! In Jesus’ name, Amen.
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