The Price

Reading Deuteronomy 24 – 26 today…

“The fathers shall not be put to death for the children, neither shall the children be put to death for the fathers: every man shall be put to death for his own sin.”  Deuteronomy 24:16  (KJB)

Before many of us buy anything we wonder what the price of that something is.  There is a phrase I have heard, and maybe you have to; “If you have to ask you cannot afford it.”  Even people who can afford anything they want, if they are wise, find out what it cost before they purchase it; if they do.

Everyone pays a price for sin.  What is that price?  It is the death of the sinner.  Who has sinned?  Every man, woman, boy, and girl who has ever been born into this world are sinners.  Each of us must pay the price of our sin.  Death is a certain event for all of us.  That is the result of sin.

The above verse from Deuteronomy tells us we are all responsible for our own sin; we will die.  No father can die for his child’s sin.  No mother can die for her child’s sin.  That father will die for his own sin.  That child will die for his/her own sin.

There is forgiveness for sin.  One became our Substitute for our sin debt.  That Substitute is Jesus Christ.  He was sinless, without blemish, without fault, and is the Son of God, God the Son.

When we trust in Jesus as our Substitute, our Savior and Lord we will still die physically, but we shall live eternally with Him in the presence of His Holy Father.

We must remember this.  Christ died for our sins, was buried, and He rose again (1 Corinthians 15:1-8).  He took upon Himself all the sins of the world and died as our Substitute, in my place and yours.

Call on His name for deliverance from sin and eternal death; and He will hear you and save you.

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