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Caught in the act!

“But all things that are reproved are made manifest by the light: for whatsoever doth make manifest is light.”

Ephesians 5:13
 

It happened again. I was driving home, in the evening, after a hard day's work. At the same time, for one short moment, I did not observe my speed until a red flashing light caused me to glance at the speedometer. A week later I received the fine from the local authorities, stating that I was driving 58 km/h in the city. Now I have to pay 15 Euro for it.

During our daily lives, we don't always act in the way we should or in the prescribed manner. And it is sometimes the case that we don't intentionally commit the big or sometimes little offences, but inadvertently do so. However, ultimately the reason has no significance, crime has its penance.

Even Christians sometimes err before God. Here, it is also often not on purpose. Sometimes, we just don't think and thereby displease God. And with God it is also irrelevant whether we have committed a serious crime with intent or were simply inattentive. Every offence separates us from God, who is holy and does not fellowship with sin. Sin, in this manner, is nothing other than separation from God.

Exactly as the fine from the local authorities, sin demands punishment by God!

However, with God it is different. He sent His Son to the world over 2000 years ago so that He could bear the punishment for our sin. He has destroyed all the promissory notes and paid all the debt of those who believe in Him!

When we stand before God in the heavenly judgement, we will find nothing other than our acquittal, as we are justified by the blood of Jesus before God and may enter into the eternal glory of God.

Only my earthly fine will still have to be paid by me...

How is it with you? Are there still heavenly fines and penalties outstanding – or have yours also been destroyed and paid in full? Have you accepted Jesus' sacrifice for you, or are you still living under debt?

I wish you a blessed day in freedom as a child of God!

(Translated by Linda Gates)

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