Imagine me going into a bank to pay off a loan with a pile of Monopoly money. I sincerely walk up to the counter and carefully count out the correct number of bills in the exact amount that I owe. The bank teller would probably say something like, "What do you think you are doing? Are you joking? We are operating on a higher level here!"
God operates on a higher level. When I try to pay Him back for my own sin it's crazy. First of all, I can never fully understand how greatly indebted to Him I am. Secondly, I could never pay God back with my own resources. When I do a good deed in an effort to pay for my sin it is like I am bringing God homemade dollar bills. Sure, I may have worked hard to make those bills, I may have even been super sincere about it, but the fact remains that the money I make has no redeeming value.
God wants you and I to understand that our sin debt has been paid in Jesus Christ. We can either receive that fact by faith and live in freedom or keep our debt and spend our lives making money that can never pay it.
However, to the man who does not work but trusts God who justifies the wicked, his faith is credited as righteousness. Romans 4:5 NIV
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