Sin And Debt

No, if you’re worried, this is not a blog on financial responsibility. We should be responsible but I will leave that up to Dave Ramsey. Mainly because he actually knows what he’s talking about.

When I was a kid, we sang a song that said, “He paid a debt He did not owe, I owed a debt I could not pay, I needed someone to wash my sin away.” Today in our band devotional time, Cody brought up the idea that sin and debt are similar. That got me to thinking.

I believe that one of the most dangerous similarities between sin and debt is the idea that we have it under control. We believe that we can handle it at this level. That a little is not too bad. We count on some unnamed event in the future that is going to take care of it.

What is wrong with a few 3D movies on the credit card? Plus snacks of course. I’ll take care of it at the next paycheck. And unfortunately we often deal with sin the same way. What’s the big deal? They are just little mistakes. I’ll clean up my act soon.

It’s just a few pictures that I shouldn’t be looking at, but I’ll clean up my lust issue when I get married. Unfortunately, sin and especially habitual sin is not just a switch we can turn off when we want to. A lifetime of lust issues are not going to go away because you put a tux on. And the same is true for our pride. For our lies. For our excesses. For our unkind words. For every area of our lives that are not completely committed to God.

“So let us put aside the deeds of darkness, and put on the armor of light.” – Romans 13:12b