40 Days to Lasting Change Day 26
Settling the Bill
For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 6:23
The word for today is, “So what about you? Add up your bill. What is the true cost of sin? Paul told us that ‘The wages of sin is death’. That’s the bill. Our choice to sin has created a barrier between us and God, taken a toll on our relationship with Him that we can’t fix, repair, or pay off on our own.”
Sin not only affects our relationship with God but with ourselves and others. Have you ever just added up the bill? What has sin done to our way of thinking, talking and loving God, ourselves and others? It takes courage to look at the bill, but the bill never goes away until we get real and right with God. It’s better to look at bills earlier than later. The truth of the matter is that Jesus paid the bill, we just have to receive the payment through repentance and reception of that payment. But we need to be as specific as possible about what we are repenting from and receiving payment for, otherwise, we will misplace the payment and keep the sin in our pocket. One of the bad things about keeping a sin in your pocket is that it keeps poking in your heart. Just saying!