Anyone else sick of reading news about the debt limit? I know I am … So I thought I would write about it instead… J/K (well kinda). It is interesting how many similarities there are between the nations handling of the debt limit and how people handle their own debt. I am not talking about their monetary debt though… I am talking about their indebtedness as ones who inherited the debt of Adam and continue to expand upon it, ignoring it as if it doesn’t exist until either it is too late or time runs out. It is amazing how many never really thought about the debt limit until the past week (honestly I didn’t even realize the nation had a debt limit until a few months ago, I didn’t realize it was so difficult to print more money). The scary part about the whole debt crisis is not the fact that the nation may fail to pay its obligations, it is the numerous individuals who make up this nation that are unprepared for death, a time when all bills come due. You can pretend it doesn’t exist, but it is coming. You can think it isn’t a big deal, but it will be. You can write it off as hogwash, but you’ll reget it. We all have a debt to pay whether we wish to acknowledge it or not… this becomes obvious if you’ve ever watched loved ones die or been to a funeral. Even the most moral, upright and respected people cannot escape death. The debt we owe is too large for any human to pay but necessitates that a human pay it. There is only one hope and only one person I know who can pay a debt that demands my life. You can write it off as offensive … the Jews did. You can think it is foolish … the Gentiles did that too. But do you really have anywhere else to run but the cross of Christ? It is in the midst of that cursed event that death was defeated and payment was made for those who trust in the resurrection of Christ. By God’s grace (i.e. God doing for me what I cannot do for myself) I look forward to the day when I will share in His resurrection. As you speak with those about the debt limit remind them that we all have a limit on our debt too… our reckless behavior cannot continue forever. Whether we face death or Christ’s return today, tomorrow, next week, next year or in a thousand years doesn’t matter… the ceiling is coming… are you ready?
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