Sept 15 – Unable to Pay

40 people lost their lives last month- suffocating in the hold of a smuggler’s ship. At least 2,100 migrants died at sea this year, trying to escape from war, persecution and poverty. These 40 or so, were poor people from Libya unable to pay for passage anywhere but in the hold of the ship. Those who could afford, it and travelled on the upper deck levels, survived and were rescued. In other words, the difference was the ability, or inability to pay for a new home, a new life. Thankfully, it is not that way in regards to who goes to heaven, and who does not. Our money or lack of it has nothing to do with it. As a matter of fact, nobody can buy his or her way into heaven. Because we are all lacking in righteousness. As Paul wrote, “there is none righteous, no not one.” But the good news is that Someone who could pay, became our Benefactor. When Christ died for us, God the Father “…made Him, ” who knew no sin, to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.”

Pastor Alex Rockwell
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