Our "Get Out of Debt Free" Card
In the game Monopoly there are ways that players can find themselves in Jail. In order to get out of Jail the player normally must pay their way out with $50 or earn their way out by rolling doubles. However, in the game there is a “Get out of jail free card” that the player can use to get out of jail without paying or earning their way out.
But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin. 1 John 2:17.
For Christians our “Get out of debt free card” is Christ. Through Christ’s blood we can get out of our debt - we can get out of our sin. We don’t have the means to pay our way out like in Monopoly. We can’t earn our way out like in Monopoly. Our only way to get out is with that “card”.
If we apply that debt to real life we can look at things from another angle. If we were bankrupt and unable to get back on our feet and then someone offered to pay our debt, give us millions of dollars, and give us a mansion for a home; and all we had to do was follow them to the bank wouldn’t everyone take that deal?
We have all been in spiritual debt - spiritual bankruptcy!
For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, Romans 6:23.
But we have been offered a way out. We can have our spiritual debt paid. We can become spiritually rich. We can gain a glorious spiritual home in heaven. All we have to do is follow Jesus to that wonderful place by obeying God’s Word.
After listing a number of types of sinners that people had been before being saved, Paul says in 1 Corinthians 6:11:
And such were some of you. But you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus and by the Spirit of our God.
Through Jesus and His sanctifying blood we can escape our debt, we can escape our sin, we can escape that “jail”. We have the "get out of jail free" card waiting to be used. We just need to follow the instructions on the card and continue to try and avoid returning to that prison of sin.
-- John Thrower Jr.