Using a credit card is nothing more than a big IOU! You see something that you want or can't live without but you don't have the cash? NO PROBLEM ... just swipe your credit card and sign your IOU and walk out with the new CD that was just released!
Once you walk out of the store with your new purchase, you probably don't give any more thought to the IOU you signed until later in the month when you get your credit card statement and you see your $20 CD is now costing you $25, $29 or $32! All of a sudden, you wish you wouldn't have made such a promise to pay that much for something you probably didn't need.
Paying our debts is very important. Each of us is faced with a decision ... do we pay our debts on time or do we blow it off? Keeping our promises does not just apply to financial debt that we accumulate, when we make commitments to friends, families and co-workers, do we honor our promise or do we just blow them off?
Jesus ALWAYS keeps His commitments to us!
He promised,"My purpose is to give life in all its fullness" (John 10:10), hasn't He filled your life with good things?
He said, "I... have come to seek and save those ... who are lost" (Luke 19:10), and that's exactly what He did when He died on the cross.
He promised, "I am with you always, even to the end of the age" (Matthew 28:20), and haven't you sensed that He is really there for you?
So when God asks us to pay what we owe and make good on the promises that we make, He is asking us to do something that He has already done...and continues to do!
Do you have any IOU's? Make sure you fulfill the promises that you have made!
Sharing God's love and truth thru devotional writing here and across the web. My heart is to bring hope,love and forgiveness to those that feel broken and lost. I was once broken and lost but I am so glad that God didn't let me stay that way. Come along with me on this adventure of faith and may you also find the hope and love that you are longing for! :)