Monday, February 20, 2017

Daily Fountain 2017 - Fully Paid

Monday February 20

Bible Reading:     Rom. 5: 1 - 11

Topic:         Fully Paid

A story was told of a school boy from a very poor family. This boy was caught stealing another boy's lunch bag - an offense that was highly abhorred by the School Authority. So he was to face the School's disciplinary action.

As the Teacher brought out the boy for his punishment, a bigger boy took pity on the little boy and volunteered to take his punishment.

The Teacher considering that the important thing was payment for the offense, punished the bigger boy for the offense of the young thief.

Jesus did the same thing.

In our text we read that "while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us" (v. 8).

We did not bargain with Him to die for us but He saw our need and came to the rescue.

So live for Him Who died for you by worshipping and serving Him with all you have and all you are.

That is how to thank Him Who has fully paid your debt before God.

Lord, help me that all through my life, I will live in appreciation of the debt You fully paid for me, , Amen

Memory verse:   Rom. 5: 8
"But God commandeth His love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us"

Source:     The Daily Fountain
(The Daily Devotional Guide of the Church of Nigeria Anglican Communion)

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